Managing Children, Families and Elder's Cases in the Time of COVID
These resources were produced by the Post-Pandemic Children, Families and Elders team to assist with providing immediate communication, collaboration and tools to meet the needs of courts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Post-Pandemic Implementation Lab Project
The RRT and NCSC will select up a number of Implementation Lab sites, with applications due by February 4. Courts seeking improvements in Case Management are encouraged to consider a Court Case Management Team Implementation Lab. Click here for more information.
Essential Steps to Tackle Backlog and Prepare for a Surge in New Cases
During this webinar, respected state court leaders Judge Jennifer Bailey, Administrative Judge, Civil Division, 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida and Judge Gregory Sakall, Presiding Judge, Superior Court in Pima County, Arizona discuss essential steps to make civil and family case processing more effective, efficient, and fair to litigants.
Managing Children, Families and Elders' Cases in the Time of COVID: Quick Reference Guide
This Quick Reference Guide contains brief descriptions and quick links to briefs and webinars intended to provide guidance to courts on how to safely and strategically recover and resume full court operations. (Access guide here)
Guardianships During the Pandemic
Judge Lauren Holland, Judge Lois Murphy, Mary Galvez (Guardian), and Terry Hammond (attorney) discuss the many challenges of monitoring guardianships and conservatorships when visits are restricted and many hearings are remote.
Approaches to Managing Juvenile Cases in the COVID Era
In this webinar Chief Judge Michelle Dietrich, Fifth Judicial District of Minnesota, Judge Megan McCoy, Mohave County Superior Court, Arizona, Judge Jennifer Staley McCrady, Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Judge Judith Ramseyer, King County Superior Court, Washington discuss promising case management strategies to address the time-sensitive needs of delinquency and dependency cases during the pandemic.
Virtual Triage, Pathways, and COVID-19
CCJ/COSCA Family Justice Initiative Virtual Triage, Pathways, and COVID-19 This pandemic resource highlights how triage processes can be adapted and describes how courts can reap significant case management efficiencies.
Domestic Relations, Custody, Visitation and Domestic Violence
Domestic Relations and Domestic Violence in the Time of Crisis This brief is to help courts manage domestic relations cases in a timely and trauma-responsive manner during and after the pandemic.
Domestic Relations: Addressing Backlog and New Filings provides specific tips for effectively monitoring Domestic Relations, Parenting-Time, Child Support and Domestic Violence during the pandemic.
Guardianship Cases During Time of Crisis This resource provides tips and strategies for managing remote, in-person, and hybrid hearings in trauma-responsive ways. This brief addresses the particular challenges of managing remote hearings for those with hearing or vision loss, physical impairments, dementia or a lack of familiarity with technology.
Guardianships and Conservatorships: Addressing Backlogs and New Filings This resource provides specific tips for effectively monitoring guardianships and conservatorships during the pandemic.
Child Protection in the Time of Crisis This brief is to help courts manage child protection cases in a timely and trauma-responsive manner during and after the pandemic.
Child Welfare: Addressing Backlog and New Filings This resource provides specific tips for effectively monitoring child dependency and welfare cases during the pandemic.
Permanency and Adoption in the Time of Crisis This brief is to help courts manage permanency and adoption during and after the pandemic.
Juvenile Justice in the Time of Crisis This brief is to help courts manage delinquency cases in a timely and trauma-responsive manner during and after the pandemic.
Delinquency: Addressing Backlog and New Filings This resource provides specific tips for effectively monitoring guardianships and conservatorships during the pandemic.
Other Pandemic Publications
Pandemic Positives: Extending the Reach of Court and Legal Services This report details how these courts, self-help centers, legal aid centers, and law/public libraries made the transition to remote services, including what their existing processes consisted of, how they messaged the changes to their customers, the ways in which they balanced remote services with in-person needs, the technologies they used, and the limitations caused by existing infrastructure.