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October 5, 2018
Collaboration offers exclusive headquarters for educating judges, improving system of justice RENO, Nev. – The University of Nevada, Reno Judicial Studies Graduate Degree Program, The National Judicial College and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, with more than 160 years of combined judicial education experience, are helping to prepare our country’s most important...
Judge Kathleen Quigley
September 13, 2018
(Tucson, Ariz.) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Kathleen Quigley, presiding juvenile court judge, Pima County Superior Court, Tucson, Ariz., to the NCJFCJ Board of Directors. “The leadership Judge Quigley has demonstrated in her state's Model Court to improve the lives of children and families in both dependency and juvenile cases is a national...
Judge Dan Michael
September 1, 2018
(Memphis, Tenn.) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Judge Dan H. Michael, juvenile court judge of Memphis and Shelby County, Tenn. to Treasurer of the NCJFCJ Board of Directors. “The NCJFCJ is excited to have Judge Michael on the executive board as Treasurer,” said Judge John J. Romero, Jr., NCJFCJ president. “He has not only been a trailblazer in his...
 Hiram E Puig-Lugo
August 27, 2018
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Hiram E. Puig-Lugo, associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia to secretary of the NCJFCJ Board of Directors. “Judge Puig-Lugo’s judicial decision-making, leadership experience, and unparalleled commitment to public service, especially to children and families who seek justice, will make him a vital...
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...

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