Child Abuse and Neglect Institute

June 11, 2012 to June 15, 2012
Reno, NV


The Child Abuse and Neglect Institute (CANI) was created in 1996 to provide training in dependency court best practices for judicial officers. This week-long training program brings together national and local faculty to teach on core topics including hearing practice, child development, substance abuse, and cutting-edge court improvement developments, among other topics. Offered as a highly interactive in-residence training program, the CANI is aimed at judges who have been newly assigned to child abuse and neglect or dependency cases, or judges who have been presiding over these cases for some time, but who want the latest information about best practice in this area. The CANI program affords judges an opportunity to share their bench experiences and practice skills, as well as develop long-lasting collegial relationships which support information-sharing well after participants have graduated from the CANI.

Who Should Attend

Conference registration is open to Judicial Officers.

Wait List Registration

The 2012 Reno CANI has reached capacity! Thank you to everyone who submitted a Letter of Interest.

However, if you are interested in being placed on the wait list, please send your Letter of Interest to NCJFCJ will also be hosting a regional CANI in the southeast region of the U.S. in October. Any names on the Reno CANI wait list that do not get a spot at the Reno CANI will be eligible for a spot at the October regional CANI.

Click here to download Letter of Interest to be placed on the wait list.

Reno 2012 CANI Information

CANI will be held June 11-15, 2012, in Reno, Nevada. The conference will begin Monday, June 11 at approximately 8:00 am and will continue through early Friday afternoon, June 15

Once confirmed, you will receive information on hotel registration and additional program/logistics information. We are in the process of finalizing the registration/activities fee and expect it to be the same or close to last year’s fee ($695.)

When deciding on your availability to attend this innovative, intensive, five-day training, please consider that CANI is most effective when you participate each day. If you are unable to commit to attending the full program, please contact us now to discuss future CANI opportunities. We regret that NCJFCJ is unable to offer scholarships for the 2012 CANI.

We appreciate your interest in the Child Abuse and Neglect Institute. Please feel free to contact Julianna Ormsby at (775) 784-6222 or if you have any questions or require additional assistance.

Thank you and we hope to see you in June!