The lives of children and families can be forever altered by child welfare courts. Using performance measures can help to track, understand, and improve court practices.
JCAMP can help individuals (e.g., judges, attorneys, court administrators) and organizations (e.g., Court Improvement Programs, attorney organizations) collect data, track, and improve practice over time. The manageable set of measures can be adapted to site-specific priorities, measurement goals, and differing data capacities. The measures focus on court and professional practice and family experience across five topical categories:
- Family engagement
- Due process
- High-quality legal representation