News Archive

December 31, 2015
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), in conjunction with five national partner organizations, released a statement calling on Congress and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to work with state and local governments to restrict the use of restraints on incarcerated women and girls during pregnancy, labor and postpartum recovery. The coalition represents the fields of...
November 24, 2015
Written by: J. Dean Lewis, Judge (retired) Former Member, National CASA Association Board of Trustees Past President, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges    Formerly published National CASA's Judges' Page Newsletter At the National CASA/GAL Annual Conference held this past summer in New Orleans, Judge Darlene Byrne was named the National CASA Association Judge of the Year. In...
November 24, 2015
Written by: Darlene Byrne, NCJFCJ President and Judge of the 126th District Court of Travis County, Texas and Katy Gallagher Parker, Staff Attorney of the 126th District Court of Travis County, Texas   Judicial leadership is not a new concept. It has been almost nine years since the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) adopted the resolution, Regarding Judicial...
November 24, 2015
Key points: Website provides exemplars of discipline policies Aimed at preventing unnecessary court referrals Provides TA on creating school-justice partnerships Schools that want to create positive relationships with their resource officers to prevent unnecessary referrals to courts can now look for examples of best practices from the National Resource Center on School-Justice Partnerships.  ...
November 19, 2015
Please join the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ) and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) for the first in a four-part webinar series on school-based juvenile justice diversion models for youth with behavioral health needs. The series will explore the fundamental components of developing effective school-based diversion programs that...
November 18, 2015
The Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, led by Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, has announced that it will host TWO exciting events in Spring 2016 at the historic Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, MA: April 5-6, 2016: Dual Status Youth Symposium: Working Together for Our Children April 7-8, 2016: Probation System Reform Symposium: Advancing Practice,...
November 16, 2015
Focus for both organizations is on education The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Missy Young, a lifelong philanthropist, to the Board of Directors. "There is no doubt that Missy will have a positive impact on our organization," said Judge Darlene Byrne, NCJFCJ president. "Her business acumen and her passion for our work will enable us to create more...
November 14, 2015
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has released a statement regarding the attacks in Paris, November 13, 2015: We, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, stand with Paris. As judges presiding over cases involving children and families, we recognize that acts of violence result in significant trauma. We hope and pray for all families affected by this...
October 28, 2015
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), has a new resource center designed to assist school-justice partnerships to keep kids in school and out of court. The #RethinkDiscipline movement promotes safe and supportive school environments for teachers and students, conducive to teaching...
October 5, 2015
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced today that it has received 23 awards totaling more than $11.3 million in funding. The NCJFCJ is devoted to ensuring justice and improving outcomes for families and children in courts nationwide. One of the largest and oldest judicial membership organizations in the nation, the NCJFCJ provides judges with ongoing education...

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