NCJFCJ Announces Michael E. Noyes, Ph.D. as New Chief Program Officer

April 26, 2016

(Reno, Nev.) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has announced Michael E. Noyes, Ph.D. as Chief Program Officer for Juvenile Law.

Dr. Noyes comes to the NCJFCJ with more than 25 years of leadership experience in public and private agencies providing direct services to dependent and delinquent children and their families as well as organizations serving adults within a community corrections environment. He is a former chief juvenile probation officer for both Venango County (PA) and Butler County (PA); a former director of Community Corrections for Butler County (PA); and a former director of the Dallas County (TX) Community Supervision and Corrections Department.

"Michael brings a wealth of experience to the NCJFCJ," said Mari Kay Bickett, JD, NCJFCJ chief executive officer. "He will be a huge asset in our efforts to improve juvenile and family court practice across the nation.”

Dr. Noyes earned his Doctorate in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and he currently serves as an adjunct graduate and undergraduate instructor in criminal justice and criminology at institutions of higher education including Butler County (PA) Community College, Sam Houston State University, University of Texas at Dallas, and University of Nevada, Reno.

“We are pleased to welcome Michael to the team,” said Judge Darlene Byrne, NCJFCJ president. “He will bring a fresh perspective to our work. We look forward to benefitting from his experience and leadership.”

"I am truly honored to join the NCJFCJ team," said Noyes. “The NCJFCJ is an organization known both nationally and internationally for its work with children and families. This is truly a career opportunity, both rich and rewarding, for which I am truly looking forward."

About the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ):

Founded in 1937, the Reno, Nev.-based National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, is the nation’s oldest judicial membership organization and focused on improving the effectiveness of our nation’s juvenile and family courts. A leader in continuing education opportunities, research, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the 2,000-member organization is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide.

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