Advanced Child Abuse and Neglect Institute

June 23, 2014 to June 27, 2014
Reno, Nevada
University of Nevada, Reno

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All sessions of the Advanced Child Abuse and Neglect Institute (Advanced CANI) build on material covered during the basic or foundational Child Abuse and Neglect Institute developed and provided by NCJFCJ for over 19 years. Advanced CANI has been developed to provide a training experience that examines in depth, the information and practices judges need to know, and how to apply that knowledge, in order to enhance permanency outcomes for children and families involved in the child protection system.

This week-long program will bring together local and national faculty to teach on advanced topics including: judicial leadership, trauma-responsive court practices, families with multi-court involvement, using data to improve court performance and outcomes, domestic violence, substance abuse, adolescent development, and strategies to improve permanency planning and outcomes for children and families, as well as interactive case scenario discussions.

The program will begin on Monday, June 23rd at approximately 8:30 a.m. and will continue through 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 27th. Each day (with the exception of Friday) is a full day, typically 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with a lunch break. Please note that CANI is most effective when participants attend every day. A Uniform Certificate of Attendance will be provided upon completion of the program. This certificate can be turned into your state certifying body to request continuing legal education credits. If you are seeking CLE credits you must attend every session. 


This program is designed to be a small, interactive training for judicial officers only. Space is limited to 35 participants while keeping Advanced CANI geographically diverse by enrolling participants representing state and tribal courts from across the U.S. Participation in the original Child Abuse and Neglect Institute is not required; however, substantial experience on the bench will contribute to a richer discussion and learning environment. Please consider all judges in your state, including tribal judges, who may benefit from attending Advanced CANI. The NCJFCJ can assist in identifying tribal judges in your jurisdiction.


There is no registration fee associated with this event. Please note: Participants are responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements, and costs. 

To register online for the conference, please click here, or to download a fillable PDF to either complete and email, or print and return by mail/fax, please click here.

Cancellation Policy: The NCJFCJ will not deny admission to any program because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or religion. The NCJFCJ reserves the right to limit, cancel and/or refund registration on a case-by-case basis should circumstances require. 


Hotel arrangements have been made at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino. Single/double occupancy rooms are available at a rate of $79.99 Sunday - Thursday and $93 Friday and Saturday. Rates are subject to taxes and fees. Please call (800) 687-8733 and reference ACANI14 to book. Early hotel reservations are strongly recommended as a limited number of rooms have been reserved at the reduced rate. Must book before May 22, 2014 to receive reduced rate.


Special airfare, rental car, and airport shuttle discounts are available for this program. To take advantage of these offers, please contact Welcome Aboard Travel at (800) 782-3099 or, your own travel agent, or the following companies:

  • American Airlines, call (800) 433-1790 or visit, and reference discount number 1964DV. Certain restrictions apply.
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car, call (800) Rent-A-Car or visit, or National Car Rental, call (877) 222-9058 or visit, and refer to code L540104 and pin "NCJ".

Airport transfer - The Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is located approximately four miles from the Silver Legacy Resort Casino. The Silver Legacy provides a free shuttle to and from the airport. The shuttle departs from the airport on the quarters of the hour from 5:15 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Upon arrival at the airport, proceed to the baggage claim area and follow the signage directing you to the general airport shuttle area to board the Silver Legacy shuttle. To view additional parking and shuttle services information, please click here.

Training transportation - The NCJFCJ headquarters is located approximately 0.6 miles (an estimated 13 minute walk) from the Silver Legacy. The RTC Sierra Spirit is a shuttle that runs from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily every 15 minutes and loops around the Reno downtown area and University of Nevada campus. Participants should catch the shuttle at Stop Number 13 heading north outside of the Silver Legacy and depart the shuttle at Stop Number 10 outside of the Continuing Education Building on the UNR campus. Cost is an affordable 25 cents each way.

For additional information, please click here. To view and print the RTC Sierra Spirit schedule and route information, please click here.


The dress is business casual for the training. Since, undoubtedly the training room temperatures will vary; a light sweater or jacket may be a good thing to bring to weather the indoor climates.


For assistance, please contact Eloisa Chaparro, NCJFCJ Planning Specialist, at or (775) 784-1550.

We look forward to seeing you in Reno!