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Judge Robert Hofmann
August 15, 2018
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Robert R. Hofmann, judge, 452nd District Court, Mason, Texas, to the NCJFCJ Board of Directors. “Judge Hofmann’s lifelong dedication and passion to child welfare goes beyond his multi-county judicial district,” said Judge John J. Romero, Jr., NCJFCJ president. “We look forward to leveraging his judicial leadership to...
Judge Aurora Martinez Jones
August 9, 2018
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Aurora Martinez Jones, associate judge, Travis County, Texas, to the NCJFCJ Board of Directors. “Judge Martinez Jones exemplifies the future of the NCJFCJ,” said Judge John J. Romero, Jr., NCJFCJ president. “Her extraordinary work for children and families in Austin is a forward-thinking example and a new wave of...
Dr. Rebecca Nathanson & Claudia Noriega-Bernstein
August 6, 2018
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced two honorees of the 4th annual Justice Innovation Awards recognizing Innovator of the Year and Impact of the Year recipients: the UNLV Immigration Clinic at the William S. Boyd School of Law in Las Vegas, Nev.; and the Honorable Donna Schmalberger from the Denver Juvenile Court and the Honorable Katherine Delgado from the...
Katie Sullivan, OVW
August 2, 2018
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) recently held its 81st Annual Conference. This dynamic conference hosted more than 600 judicial officers and juvenile and family law related professionals from across the country in an informative consortium covering topics such as immigration and special immigrant juvenile status, the opioid epidemic, domestic child sex...
Mo Sheeran
July 31, 2018
Maureen “Mo” Sheeran, chief program officer for family violence and domestic relations programs at the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), has announced her retirement from the organization as of August 15. Sheeran has been a leader in domestic violence prevention and services for more than 30 years. She has significantly contributed to the NCJFCJ’s efforts to improve...
Judge Zamora and Judge Romero
July 25, 2018
The Honorable John J. Romero, Jr. of the Second Judicial District Court, Children’s Court Division in Albuquerque, N.M. was sworn in as 2018-2019 president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) at the NCJFCJ 81st Annual Conference. He is the first president representing New Mexico in the organization’s 81 years. “The NCJFCJ has been fortunate to have Judge Romero’s...
Addressing Bias
July 23, 2018
  The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) today released Addressing Bias in Delinquency and Child Welfare Systems, a bench card emphasizing that “eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile and family courts is critical to creating a fair and equitable system of justice for all youth.”   “Eliminating bias in our...
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...

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