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NCJFCJ
June 19, 2018
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) deplores the wholesale separation of children from their parents at the U.S. border, without the due process of law, as a devastating tragedy. The fact that these children and families are detained in facilities without an opportunity to be heard in court is contrary to our country’s established rule of law. The NCJFCJ urges all to...
NCJFCJ NACM
June 1, 2018
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges(NCJFCJ) announced that it has partnered with the National Association for Court Management (NACM) to offer a dual membership discount for judicial officers and court management professionals. Both membership organizations align to improve the judicial system by empowering and exercising judicial and court manager leadership skills through...
Judge David Stucki
May 30, 2018
The Honorable David E. Stucki was elected deputy-president of the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates (IAYFJM) during the 2018 World Congress on Justice for Children this week in Paris.  Judge Stucki serves as a representative of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ). and the only U.S. seat in the IAYFJM council, which is comprised of...
Jeanne Karadanis
May 23, 2018
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has re-elected Jeanne Karadanis, a lifelong humanitarian, to the Board of Directors for a second term.“We are thrilled that Jeanne will continue her tenure on the Board of Directors,” said Joey Orduna Hastings, NCJFCJ CEO. “Her work and philanthropy began in our hometown headquarters of northern Nevada, but since joining the board...
April 8, 2018
This year, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) will be observed on April 8-14 and it will embrace the theme Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims. The goal of this theme is to address how the crime victims field can better ensure that every crime victim has access to services and support and how professionals, organizations, and communities can work in tandem to reach all victims. This...
Blue pinwheels
April 6, 2018
  Thirty-five years ago, in 1983, April was declared National Child Abuse Prevention Month by a Presidential proclamation. It is an opportunity to highlight a system of care for those children victimized and traumatized by abuse. It is an opportunity to pause from daily routines and acknowledge participants in the child welfare system who are committed to promoting the social development and...
Gavel on piles of money
April 5, 2018
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) recently passed a resolution at its 2018 National Conference on Juvenile Justice in San Diego addressing to reduce or eliminate the hardships associated with fines, fees, and costs in juvenile courts. In 2014, juvenile and family courts handled an estimated 975,000 delinquency cases. With the delinquency caseloads more than...
Judge Richard J. FitzGerald
March 8, 2018
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced today that the nonprofit organization would start a memorial scholarship fund in honor of the nationally recognized leader and juvenile and family law pioneer, Judge Richard J. FitzGerald. In honor of Judge FitzGerald’s enduring legacy of teaching judges and court professionals about judicial leadership and collaborative...
Devin Reaves
January 12, 2018
Our nation is grappling with the opioid epidemic that is killing 144 people a day. The criminal justice system and specifically specialty courts are on the front line of that epidemic; adjudicating individuals with substance use disorders and interfacing directly with their families.   Devin Reaves, MSW, is a person living in recovery since 2007. He is a community organizer and grassroots...
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January 9, 2018
Military families, drug treatment and domestic violencecontinue to be key focuses The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced today that it has received 24 new and supplemental awards providing more than $11.2 million in additional funding; the second highest amount in the organization’s history. The NCJFCJ is devoted to ensuring justice and improving outcomes for...

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