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...
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...
Domestic Violence and Firearms: A Two-Part Webinar Series: Part I
December 14, 2015
Presenters: Hon. Steve Aycock and Nancy Hart, JD. The presence of firearms in a domestic violence case drastically raises the risk of lethality for female victims of domestic violence. Participants in this webinar will explore the many reasons why knowledge of federal firearms law is critical information for judges. Participants will review the structure of federal firearms rules affecting...
The Family Court Enhancement Project - Part III of IV: Reflections from the Cook County
December 2, 2015
Presenters: Judge Sebastian Patti and Leslie Landis 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, and we are happy to announce presentations for the following three sites: the Multnomah County Family Court in Portland, OR;...
The Family Court Enhancement Project - Part II of IV: Reflections from the Multnomah County Circuit Court
October 26, 2015
Presented by: Judge Maureen McKnight and Jennifer Woodson 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, and we are happy to announce presentations for the following three sites: the Multnomah County Family Court in Portland...
Current Court Research and Its Implications for Domestic Violence Victims
October 21, 2015
Part 1 Presenters: Julie McFarlane, JD, and Nancy Ver Steegh, JD The Self-Represented Litigant Phenomenon: Implications for Justice Seekers and Justice Providers in Domestic Violence Cases, presented by Julie McFarlane, JD and LLM, Independent Consultant for the NCJFCJ and Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law at the University of Windsor, and Nancy Ver Steegh, JD, Independent...

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