Mother and Daughter

Continuing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Program: Family Court Assignment Course

October 17, 2018 to October 18, 2018
Austin, Texas

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The National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence (NJIDV), a partnership of Futures Without Violence, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, offers a highly interactive seminar that will allow a small group of judges to address specific challenges in new or emerging complex topics facing the courts. Judicial participants will leave the workshop with greater knowledge and skills for handling cases involving domestic violence.

The Continuing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases (CJS) Program is specifically designed for judges who have successfully completed the Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop (EJS). The CJS Program addresses judges’ specific assignments at a more intensive level and introduces new topics of special interest. This specific course is 1.5 days.

Participants who attend the CJS: Family Court Assignment Course will be better able to:

  • Assess the implications of domestic violence on the parenting of the perpetrator and adult victim.
  • Promote safety and accountability in all family court related interventions, such as custody evaluations and assignment of parenting coordinators, GALs, parenting education, supervised visitation, and arbitrators.
  • Craft effective parenting orders to match unique family circumstances and needs.
  • Explore the leadership role of the judge in the family court system. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Participation is limited to 20 judges and judicial officers who have previously attended the NJIDV Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases. Participation is open to new and experienced state, tribal and territorial judges and judicial officers wishing to enhance their skills in handling civil and criminal domestic violence cases. 

REGISTRATION: There is no charge for the educational portion of the workshop. Participants are responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements, and costs. To apply for this workshop or for more information on the workshop, please visit or contact the registrar. This workshop has been approved by OVW. Please note that you are not accepted into this workshop until you have received a confirmation packet via email from the registrar. If accepted, hotel reservation information will be provided at that time.

If you have questions you may contact the registrar, Amber Clark, at (775) 507-4784 or