Publications & Resources

Sharing Our Work, Inviting You to Join Our Network

We invite you to learn more about CFCC through a variety of resources, including information sheets, videos, e-newsletters, and comprehensive reports and training publications,

CFCC Information Sheets

– Unified Family Courts: Efficient, Effective, Responsible

– Truancy Court Program: Changing One Child’s Life at a Time


Unified Family Court Connection Newsletter

CFCC’s Unified Family Court Connection is the only newsletter in the country devoted exclusively to unified family court issues. UFC Connection is published twice a year. Read the newsletter.

Full Court Press E-Newsletter

CFCC’s e-newsletter, issued monthly, covers a wide range of issues related to unified family courts, our Truancy Court Program, juvenile justice issues and family law. Subscribing keeps you updated on CFCC news and events. Read recent issues.

You can receive both of these publications by subscribing to the CFCC Network.

Benchbook on Substance Use Disorders for Family Courts, Second Edition

Substance use disorders are major factors in family court proceedings. Yet the problem of substance use disorders remains largely unaddressed in the nation’s family courts. The updated edition of our Benchbook on Substance Use Disorders for Family Courts is an important new work that should be on every family court professional’s desk. It provides information regarding best practices, resources, and science and recommends ways that treatment providers, judges, magistrates, attorneys and others in the family court system can work together to address substance use disorders. Price: $69, plus tax and shipping, if applicable.

Download the order form to get your copy of the Benchbook on Substance Use Disorders for Family Courts, Second Edition.

Truancy Court Program Toolkit, Second Edition, Implementation Package & Technical Assistance

CFCC’s Truancy Court Program Toolkit, Second Edition provides a step-by-step guide to show you how to start and maintain an effective truancy reduction program. The Toolkit includes detailed descriptions of the roles of each member of the Truancy Court Program team, including action items and recommendations; step-by-step guide to implementation, from student selection to graduation; comprehensive collection of useful forms, including the school application form, sample invitation letter to parents, consent form, evaluation/assessment forms and weekly teacher reports; a guide to commonly encountered legal and social issues and solutions; and the Truancy Court Program Mentor Manual, a separate 32-page book providing specific guidance for a Truancy Court Program Mentor. Price: $149.99 plus tax and shipping, if applicable.

Our Truancy Court Program Implementation Package will assist you if you are ready to begin a comprehensive truancy reduction program. The package includes five hard copies of the Truancy Court Program Toolkit, Second Edition and Mentor Manual; a customizable electronic copy of program documents; personalized coaching via telephone and e-mail with our CFCC field experts. Price: $699.99 plus tax and shipping, if applicable.

Download the order form to get your copy of the Truancy Court Program Toolkit, Second Edition, or our complete Truancy Court Program Implementation Package.

CFCC provides intensive technical assistance, including complete operation of a Truancy Court Program or consultation on other juvenile and family court issues on a fee basis. We offer a menu of options, ranging from training and technical assistance to on-site operation of programs. For pricing on specific services, or to discuss how CFCC can help you address truancy in your school or district, please contact us.

Urban Child Symposium Knowledge Base

For more than a decade, CFCC has gathered together experts from a wide array of disciplines to share their research and lessons from the field to shed light on the needs of urban children—and discuss strategies and programs that are making a difference. Explore the Urban Child Symposium archive to view reports, presentations and videos from past events—and information on the next Urban Child Symposium.


More publication and resource information

For more information or a report from a specific project, or to learn more about CFCC’s consulting and technical assistance, contact CFCC’s Director, Professor Barbara Babb, at 410.837.5661 or