Founded by judges in 1937, the NCJFCJ is a leader in continuing education opportunities, research, publication development, technical assistance, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice. The organization is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide and seeks to improve the standards, practices, and effectiveness of the nation's juvenile and family courts while acknowledging and upholding victims' rights, the safety of all family members, and the safety of the community. Membership is made up of approximately 2,000 judges and other judicial officers, as well as attorneys, probation officers, advocates, child welfare representatives, and other juvenile and family law professionals from around the country and the world; however, its reach extends far beyond the membership. Through the availability of training and technical assistance for judges and other professionals, the NCJFCJ continues to play a key role in improving the practice of juvenile and family justice.
Headquartered on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, the NCJFCJ has been a part of the northern Nevada community since 1969. A non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, the NCJFCJ relies on funding from federal and state grants, private foundations, and generous members and donors. The organization's program departments support and extend its mission through numerous ongoing projects exploring and implementing evidence-based practices and effective strategies for judges on issues including domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, multi-cultural challenges, child support, and other timely matters. The National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ), the research division of the NCJFCJ, is located in Pittsburgh, PA and focused on providing the field with the latest research on juvenile justice and child welfare systems.
Each year, the NCJFCJ provides valuable services including cutting-edge training, in-depth technical assistance, and wide-ranging publications to as many as 30,000 judges and juvenile justice, child welfare, and family law professionals. In addition, the NCJFCJ and the University of Nevada, Reno work together to provide the nation's only advanced degree program in judicial studies.
Juvenile and family courts work daily with the most difficult and challenging family issues. For more than 75 years, the NCJFCJ has been committed to helping our nation's judges and others working in the field to meet these challenges, develop solutions, and achieve the best possible outcomes for children and families.
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