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NCJFCJ Observes National Drug Court Month 2016
May 4, 2016
May is National Drug Court Month! The NCJFCJ celebrates the exceptional success of adult drug courts, juvenile drug courts, family dependency treatment courts, tribal healing to wellness courts, DWI courts, and veterans treatment courts across the U.S. Juvenile drug courts (JDCs) in particular serve a critical role in helping youth address, and ultimately overcome, concurrent substance abuse and...
NCJFCJ Announces Michael E. Noyes, Ph.D. as New Chief Program Officer
April 26, 2016
(Reno, Nev.) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has announced Michael E. Noyes, Ph.D. as Chief Program Officer for Juvenile Law. Dr. Noyes comes to the NCJFCJ with more than 25 years of leadership experience in public and private agencies providing direct services to dependent and delinquent children and their families as well as organizations serving adults...
Applications Open for NCJFCJ's School-Justice Partnership Institutes!
April 21, 2016
    The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is currently accepting applications to attend and participate in the School-Justice Partnership Institute. The Institute is a two-day event open to multidisciplinary teams who are in the early stages of building a school-justice collaborative team. The goal of the Institute is to educate on school-justice issues broadly and...
National CASA's The Judges’ Page Focuses On Vital Role of CASA/GAL Volunteer
April 14, 2016
The Judges’ Page, a newsletter published by the National CASA Association and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, has just released their spring 2016 issue. The issue is devoted to how vital the tole of the CASA/GAL volunteer is in achieving successful outcomes for these children and youth.   The newsletter is available here.   From Former National CASA Association Board of...
Deadline Extended! 2016 Justice Innovation Awards
April 13, 2016
  The 2nd Annual Justice Innovation Awards will take place during the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges' (NCJFCJ) 79th Annual Conference in Monterey, California at the Hyatt Regency Monterey, July 17-20, 2016.   During the conference, the NCJFCJ will recognize honorees who innovatively rethink, reimagine and redefine justice for children and families, thus advancing the NCJFCJ...
National Youth Violence Prevention Week is April 4-8
April 1, 2016
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. This week long national education initiative will involve activities that demonstrate the positive role young people can have in...
NCJFCJ Announces Juvenile Drug Court Three-Prong Approach Webinar Series
March 9, 2016
Please join the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) for the FREE three-part webinar series to the Three-Prong Approach to Incentives and Sanctions. This webinar series is presented by the NCJFCJ's Juvenile Drug Court Information Center.  The 1st Prong - Implementing the Most Valued Privilege    As a training and technical assistance provider working with juvenile drug...
System Barriers Facing Teen Dating Violence Survivors
March 2, 2016
Written by the Northwest Network of LGBT Survivors of Abuse Many domestic violence survivors are reluctant to use the criminal justice system[1]. In our work with LGBTQ youth survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence, the Northwest Network has uncovered significant barriers for youth experiencing violence to reaching out for and receiving help. In spring 2015, the Northwest Network...
Call for Applications - NCJFCJ's Juvenile Drug Court Learning Collaborative
March 1, 2016
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is seeking juvenile drug courts wishing to assess needs, build capacity, implement appropriate program improvements, and evaluate program performance. The NCJFCJ will select six new juvenile drug courts to serve as “models for system change” and to join the Juvenile Drug Court (JDC) Learning Collaborative. The JDC Learning...
Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody Website Now Live!
February 24, 2016
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is pleased to announce that the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody's website is now live! The Resource Center website contains resources and publications for domestic violence victims and professionals who work with survivors in child protection and custody cases, links to the work of our partners, and...

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