Multi-Regional: Inspiring Leadership and Civic Participation

November 13, 2013 

The NCJFCJ continued its goal to increase global outreach by sharing resources and promising practices for juvenile and family law professionals and hosted a meeting with international visitors. Six participants, hailing from four different continents, were invited to the United States under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, arranged by Meridian International Center.

The NCJFCJ was privileged to host the meeting with participants representing Angola, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Malta, Namibia, and Uzbekistan. The international delegates varied in background from their educational history to their careers, but all were involved and interested in international youth leadership and civic engagement. Including those two areas, the group also discussed domestic violence, juvenile justice, responsive decision making, community awareness, adoption and parental rights, trauma, youth courts, and juvenile drug courts, with the NCJFCJ staff.