Families and Children

This section includes resources and program information in the areas of Family and Juvenile law.  It also includes conference materials and a comprehensive list of publications produced by the Center for Families, Children and the Courts (CFCC).

Of Current Interest

Beyond the Bench 25: Joining Forces for a Better Future for Children and Families occurred on December 17–18, 2019, with pre-conference events on December 16, 2019.  Beyond the Bench is a statewide conference with a tradition of multi-disciplinary learning and collaboration to provide innovative solutions for adapting to new policies and practices and improving outcomes for children, youth, and families.

Human Trafficking in California: Toolkit for Judicial Officers  contains information that is useful and relevant to judicial officers who may come across the variety of cases in which a sex trafficking victim may be a party or witness.

Dual Status Youth Data Standards (AB 1911): In this legislative report, the Judicial Council recommends that to improve outcomes for dual status youth the California legislature should mandate a standard set of definitions applicable to dual status youth, identify outcomes that should be tracked statewide, and create a process by which a common identifier can be created for this population of youth.

Contact Info

Center for Families, Children & the Courts

Operations & Programs Division
Judicial Council of California

455 Golden Gate Avenue, 6th Floor
San Francisco, California

E-mail: cfcc@jud.ca.gov


Juvenile Dependency Court Orientation

An introduction to the court process for parents who have had children removed from their care.