News Archive

March 28, 2017
Nationally renowned legal scholar Professor Erwin Chemerinsky to deliver opening keynote Professor Chemerinsky is one of the nation’s premier experts in constitutional law, federal practice, civil rights and civil liberties, and appellate litigation. He is the author of 10 books including the casebook, Constitutional Law, which is one of the most widely read law textbooks in the country....
March 27, 2017
Everyone can play a role in supporting young people. National Youth Violence Prevention Week is a great time to get involved. The goal of the National Youth Violence Prevention Week is to raise awareness and to educate students, teachers, school administrators, counselors, school resource officers, school staff, parents, and the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence....
March 16, 2017
The Juvenile and Family Court Journal published a special issue focused on improving child welfare systems across the U.S.  The “Rethinking Foster Care” issue is the result of collaboration between the Juvenile and Family Court Journal and the University of Michigan Law School, who hosted a Rethinking Foster Care symposium in May 2016. This symposium brought together national experts, researchers...
March 16, 2017
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ (NCJFCJ) endorses the Conference of Chief Justices’ (CJJ) Resolution 1, In Support of Reauthorization of Court Improvement Programs (CIP). CCJ’s Resolution 1 is consistent with the Resolution adopted by the NCJFCJ Membership in 2001 and the Position Statement adopted by its Executive Committee in 2016, encouraging continuing support for...
March 15, 2017
Authored by:The Honorable Ramona GonzalezLa Crosse County Circuit Court, WisconsinBoard Dir​ector, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Sally is a seven-year-old girl who just disclosed physical abuse to her teacher. Over the next few days, Sally must relate her story multiple times to a social worker, an attorney, a foster parent, a police officer, and a judge. Each time she...
March 13, 2017
Hosted by NCJFCJ's Diversity Committee Professor Aura Newlin’s session, Lessons of the Japanese American Confinement Experience: Historical Contexts, Present-Day Relevance, and the Impact on Families and Children, will examine the race-based confinement of Japanese immigrants and their US-born children during WWII as the result of wartime fears directed toward those who looked like the enemy. In...
March 10, 2017
  Las Vegas, NV – The Nevada Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will convene a series of panel discussions to determine whether municipal fines and fees disparately impact federally protected communities in the state, and, if so, what steps can be taken to remedy the impact. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, simultaneously at two locations. The...
February 23, 2017
National organization to help court improve outcomes in child abuse and neglect cases The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has selected the Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Child Dependency Court as one of six new courts to join their Implementation Sites Project, which helps to improve outcomes for abused and neglected children and their...
February 21, 2017
Written by: Alexandrea Scott, Program Attorney, Break the Cycle ­­ “Would it be alright with you if I look at the picture he posted? I can give you better information if I know exactly what he said and what the picture looks like.” When I met Elena, she was only 15 years old. I knew from the referral that Elena’s ex-boyfriend, Marcus, had shared a nude picture of Elena on Instagram after she...
February 8, 2017
By Dr. Elizabeth Englander, Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center Rebecca’s ex-partner sent a photo to her cell phone. A rope tied into a noose. Beneath the photo there was a text message that read, "Check out what I learned how to tie... Looks good hey!"[i] No one disputes the seriousness of teen dating violence but how teens abuse each other has become a very important part of any teen...

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