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December 12, 2017
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Don Gimbel, portfolio manager for Geneva Advisors, LLC to their Board of Directors. Gimbel has more than 45 years of experience working in financial strategy, global assets, and investment management. Gimbel began his career at Loeb Rhoades & Co. and was the first U.S. stockbroker to specialize in developing...
November 30, 2017
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has announced Connie Hickman Tanner as Chief Program Officer, Child Welfare and Juvenile Law. She starts January 1, 2018. Hickman Tanner has more than 26 years of experience working with courts. She began her legal career with the Federal District Court, Office of Desegregation Monitoring, working with a team to monitor compliance...
November 30, 2017
The NCJFCJ is excited to announce a unique opportunity to test the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court (JDTC) Guidelines (Guidelines), released in 2016 by the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention, in sites participating in the JDTC Learning Collaborative. This means that the selected sites will be evaluated by an independent research organization to determine if JDTCs and the...
November 6, 2017
The National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ), the research arm of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, is leading the Juvenile Justice Model Data Project (MDP) that is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The project aims to improve the quality and consistency of juvenile justice data both nationally and across states and jurisdictions...
November 2, 2017
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) celebrated the installation of its downtown office exterior sign in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). The office is located at 300 East Second Street, a Basin Street Properties building. “On behalf of the NCJFCJ Board of Directors, members nationwide, and staff in Reno and Pittsburgh, we are honored to continue...
November 1, 2017
Dutch Bros Coffee, an Oregon-based coffee company, has partnered with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) as their official coffee sponsor. Through their Love Abounds Foundation, Dutch Bros Coffee has donated one-year’s worth of coffee including Keurig machines to the NCJFCJ for conferences and meetings across the country. “All of us at Dutch Bros Coffee and Love...
October 31, 2017
Publication Improves Court Practice in Indian Child Welfare Act Cases The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has announced the release of the Indian Child Welfare Act Judicial Benchbook to improve court practice for judges in handling Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) cases. Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in 1978 to address the widespread practice of...
October 13, 2017
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) congratulates Pennsylvania family court Judge Kim Berkeley Clark, who has been named the recipient of the 2017 William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence, the highest honor bestowed to a state court judge by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). Judge Clark has earned a national reputation for transforming the way...
August 21, 2017
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) passed a resolution supporting the commitment to juvenile probation systems that conform to the latest knowledge of adolescent brain development. Current research on adolescent brain development is key in juvenile and family court judges’ understanding, anticipating and responding to the behavior of adolescents by holding them...
August 17, 2017
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), in partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center and the State Justice Institute, recently released two bench cards: one with principles and best practices to ensure that LGBTQ-GNC people in the courtroom are treated with respect, and one addressing adolescent development in delinquency proceedings. The bench card, Access...

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