National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking

September 26, 2016 to September 27, 2016
Washington, D.C.


NCJFCJ Brings the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking to the East Coast for the First Time

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is excited to announce that a second National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking will be taking place this year in the Washington, D.C. area on September 26-27, 2016. The Institute, which addresses the serious issue of sex trafficking of children in the United States, is the result of a dynamic partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Futures Without Violence, Rights4Girls, and the NCJFCJ.

The highly interactive Institute uses hypothetical case scenarios, small group discussion, survivor testimony, practical courtroom exercises, and “mini” lectures to provide new and experienced juvenile and family court judges with the tools they need to develop or enhance their ability. Judges will return to their communities with a greater ability to identify children who are being trafficked or are at risk for victimization. Judges will also learn effective intervention strategies that respond to the individualized needs of each victim and a stronger sense of their courtroom and community roles to help prevent and end domestic child sex trafficking.

The Institute is led by a faculty team of experienced judges and other experts from across the country who have pioneered work on domestic child sex trafficking in the courtroom and beyond. A few of the noted faculty and experts may include:

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Only judges and judicial officers may register for the Institute. This is due to the nature of the grant funding the Institute but also because one of the most important aspects of our training program is ensuring that judicial participants have a safe environment to speak candidly about the challenges of presiding over highly sensitive child sex trafficking cases. The number of participants is limited by our facilities and funding; we encourage all judicial officers who may be interested to register as early as possible to secure your spot. The NCJFCJ seeks a geographically diverse participant group from a wide variety of state and tribal courts from across the U.S.

REGISTRATION

There is no registration fee for this excellent program but participants will be responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements, and other costs. Participants must agree to attend the entire Institute, which begins with check-in/registration at 7:30 a.m. on the first day and concludes on the second day at 4:30 p.m.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Please wait until you receive an email from the NCJFCJ confirming your acceptance to the Institute to purchase air tickets or book any other travel arrangements. Instructions for reserving a hotel room in our conference block will also be shared upon acceptance to the Institute.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please contact Chrissy Cullen at ccullen@ncjfcj.org or (775) 507-4811 if you have any questions regarding the Institute and curriculum or need assistance with registration.

 

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