Institute for New Juvenile and Family Court Judges 2015

April 13, 2015 to April 17, 2015
Reno, Nevada
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

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This Institute is designed specifically for state and tribal judicial officers who are new to the juvenile and family court bench or who are returning to this bench after other assignments and desire a refresher course. The curriculum for this intensive 4½ day Institute, previously known as Core College, is designed to encourage core competencies for juvenile and family court judges and includes (but is not limited to) coverage of judicial leadership and the role of the judge, ethics, decision-making, evidence, child and adolescent development, schools and the court, trauma-informed justice, abuse and neglect, delinquency, interpersonal violence, custody, divorce, self-represented litigants, judicial safety and security, and dealing with the media.
Accordingly, this training prepares judicial scholars for participation in other NCJFCJ institutes providing in-depth treatment of topics in the areas of family law, delinquency, dependency, and domestic violence. Institute faculty includes sitting and/or retired judicial officers, as well as content area experts from both academic and applied settings. Please note that with advance notice, NCJFCJ staff can facilitate a “testing-for-credit option” for judicial officers enrolled in the Judicial Studies program at the University of Nevada, Reno.
This Institute is designed for judicial officers who are new to the juvenile and family court bench or who are returning to the bench after other assignments.
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Non-Member - $1590
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To download a fillable PDF to either complete and e-mail or print and return by mail/fax, please click hereFor questions or assistance, please contact Amy Saathoff at
Cancellation Policy: The NCJFCJ will not deny admission to any program because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, or religion. The NCJFCJ reserves the right to limit, cancel, and/or refund registration on a case-by-case basis should circumstance require. Cancellations for conference registration must be made prior to Friday, March 13, 2015 for a full refund. Cancellations received after March 13 and before Monday, April 13 will incur a $100 administrative fee. Cancellations after the start of the conference are not refundable.
The Institute will be held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Sleeping room arrangements have been made for conference participants at the Atlantis.  Single/double occupancy rooms are available at the rate of $84/night from Sunday, April 12th through Thursday, April 16th. The room rate is subject to a 13% room tax. The resort fee has been waived on the group rate with all resort fee services available to guests.  Upgrades and extended stays will be at a higher rate.  Please ask the hotel for details.
Reservations: Please call (800) 723-6500 and refer to the group code: SNCJF15. Online reservations can be made by clicking here.  Early hotel reservations are strongly encouraged as a limited number of rooms have been reserved at the reduced rate.  Reservations must be made before Wednesday, April 1, 2015 to receive the reduced group rate.
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
3800 S. Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada  89502
(775) 825-4700
You may contact our travel agency, Welcome Aboard Travel, at (800) 782-3099 or, or your own travel agent to book flight transportation. Transportation costs are at your own expense.
The Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is located 2 miles from the hotel.
Atlantis Airport Shuttle provides free shuttle service for guests. The shuttle leaves the airport (outside the baggage claim area) for the hotel at 15 and 45 minutes after the hour from 5:15 a.m. to 12:45 a.m. The shuttle leaves the hotel for the airport on the hour and 30 minutes after the hour from 5 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Taxis are available from the airport to the Atlantis.  The estimated rate is $12 one way.
Hotel Parking is complimentary to guests (self and valet parking).
Car Rental Discounts are available with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, call (800) Rent-A-Car or visit, or National Car Rental, call (877) 222-9058 or visit, and refer to code L540104 and pin "NCJ".