What Judges Need to Know About Domestic Violence in the LGBTQ Community
April 27, 2016
Presenters: Judge Elizabeth Berns, King County Superior Court and Prof. Todd Brower, Judicial Education Director of the Williams Institute at University of California, Los Angeles.   Is your court sensitive to LGBTQ survivors? When judicial responses don't account for the unique dynamics of LGBTQ domestic violence, courts are less effective at helping survivors stay safe. Recent studies show that...
Racial Disparities and Implicit Bias
April 18, 2016
Presented by Shawn Marsh, Ph.D., NCJFCJ Chief Program Officer, Juvenile Law, on April 6, 2016.   
Trauma Series: Part I - Understanding Trauma and Its Effects
March 31, 2016
This 20-minute segment provides a brief overview of trauma and its effects on child and adolescent development, and includes information on the adverse childhood experiences study. 
Trauma Series: Part II - Creating Conditions of Healing
March 31, 2016
This 15-minute segment focuses on how NCJFCJ has applied an understanding of trauma and its effects to create the conditions of healing that can be promoted within  juvenile and family courts. The core components of healing (as identified in NCJFCJ's conceptual framework) are presented and examples are provided for how and why these are helpful in working with traumatized youth and families.
Trauma Series: Part III - Creating a Trauma-Responsive Court System
March 31, 2016
This 30-minute segment takes the information from parts I and II and applies it to creating a trauma-responsive court experience. This segment summarized lessons learned and recommendations from the NCJFCJ's trauma consultation experience with more than 20 courts nationwide. More information and supplemental reading materials on being trauma-responsive can be found here: http://www.ncjfcj.org/our...
Domestic Violence and Firearms: Part II
March 31, 2016
Judge-in-Residence Steven Aycock and Senior Program Attorney Nancy Hart present an interactive discussion on effective ways courts can respond to domestic violence cases involving firearms. Around the country, courts are struggling with the practicalities of identifying domestic violence cases wherefirearms are present, verifying legitimate and safe transfers to third parties, and seizing and...
Juvenile Drug Courts (JDC) 101
March 16, 2016
Date: January 21, 2016 Presented by: Jessica Pearce, Site Manager, NCJFCJ   During this interactive online workshop we will discuss the foundations of a well-built juvenile drug court (JDC). We’ll explore the purpose of this special docket and how it aims to address some challenging system issues. This session is a great introduction to the JDC concept for jurisdictions just starting out or for...
Team Member Transition in Juvenile Drug Courts
March 16, 2016
Date: January 28, 2016Presenter: Jessica Pearce, Site Manager, NCJFCJ New judge, new coordinator, new therapist… court professionals often transition on Juvenile Drug Court (JDC) teams. A change in the team dynamics can be challenging when an established collaborative process is in place. To maintain cohesion a JDC should have a set of practices in place to manage the transition of a new team...
Three Prong Approach to Incentives and Sanctions
March 16, 2016
  Date: February 25, 2016   This webinar training will explore a three-prong approach to implementing effective, strength-based incentives and sanctions in your juvenile drug court. We will discuss and learn about ways to implement individual responses to:  clean/dirty urine analysis,  contingency management plans,  contracts to address behaviors in other domains (e.g. school connectedness.)...
The Family Court Enhancement Project - Part IV of IV: Reflections from Delaware
February 29, 2016
Four courts were awarded federal funding from the Office on Violence Against Women to participate in the Family Court Enhancement Project. We heard from the Fourth Judicial District Court in Minneapolis, MN, in September, the Multnomah County Family Court in Portland, OR, in October, and the Circuit Court of Cook County in December. We are happy to announce the final presentation of the series...