Judge Leonard Edwards (ret.) Welcome to the Juvenile Court Judges Corner, a website started by Judge Leonard Edwards (ret.) in a continuing effort to benefit judges and other professionals working in the juvenile court. This website contains information about Judge Edwards, his publications, presentations, and videos all of which are devoted to improving outcomes for children and families who appear in juvenile and family courts.

Recent Postings in Judge Edwards’s Blog

News & Commentary: Inside the secret court that helps victims of drug abuse keep their families together

News & Commentary: Guidelines for State Courts and Agencies in Indian Child Custody Proceedings

Running the Juvenile Court: "Active" / "Reasonable" Efforts: Do They Mean the Same Thing?

New Video: Reasonable Efforts: A Judicial Perspective


New Groundbreaking Book for Juvenile and Family Court Judges

REASONABLE EFFORTS: A Judicial Perspective

“This book belongs on every juvenile court judge’s bench, in every juvenile court attorneys’s office and must be included in all child welfare agency training. Our at-risk children and their families will be the ultimate beneficiaries.”

—Michael Nash
Presiding Judge, Los Angeles Juvenile Court

book cover for Reasonable Efforts: A Judicial Perspective