News Archive

July 9, 2015
The powerful narrative of the “School to Prison Pipeline” exposes the ways that boys of color are routinely criminalized and trapped in a cycle that prevents them from leading successful lives.   Often lost in the conversation about this unjust phenomenon is a parallel sexual abuse to prison pipeline for girls. The girls’ pipeline is different. For them, entry into the juvenile justice system...
July 2, 2015
The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University‘s McCourt School of Public Policy is pleased to announce that the application window for the 2015 Multi-System Integration Certificate Program is now open through August 21, 2015. The Multi-System Integration Certificate Program will be held October 29-November 4, 2015 at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center,...
July 1, 2015
Last month, the NCJFCJ held the second annual Project ONE All Sites Conference on the University of Nevada, Reno campus from June 17 to 19. The Conference gathered six Project ONE sites from around the country to learn about systems change, with a specific focus on improving process and policy to better serve dual status youth in the juvenile delinquency and dependency court systems. The Project...
June 30, 2015
On July 22, the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives (NPSC) will host a briefing with nationally recognized experts on violence prevention and positive youth development. Preventing Violence: Evidence-Based Programs and Policies to Promote Positive Youth Development will be held at the U.S. Capitol in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2237, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.   The...
June 29, 2015
Dawn Gibbons, former First Lady of Nevada and the only First Lady to be a state legislator, has joined the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) as vice president of development. Gibbons has championed fundraising and public awareness for many important causes, including autism, domestic violence, human trafficking, drug addiction and the military. She helped propel the...
June 24, 2015
Written by: Shawn C. Marsh, Ph.D.[1] The experience of being victimized can have profound impacts on physiological, psychological and social development, but it certainly is not a guarantee one will experience long-term or even short-term negative outcomes. There can be substantial variance in how people respond to any given adverse event. The capacity for one to cope or even thrive in the face...
June 17, 2015
Since 2011, the NCJFCJ has published Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care Technical Assistance Bulletins, which identify national and state level disproportionality rates. The reports have gained national attention and have been used in a number of ways by a broad spectrum of stakeholders and interested parties.    Due to the ongoing need for dialogue surrounding the most...
June 12, 2015
Millions of elder abuse victims’ and survivors’ voices remain unheard or unanswered. Elder abuse, or abuse in later life, is physical, sexual, or psychological abuse, neglect, abandonment, or financial exploitation of an older person within a relationship where there is an expectation of trust and/or when an older person is targeted based on age or disability.     The National Council of Juvenile...
June 9, 2015
Written by: Alicia Summers, Ph.D.[1] The parens patriae doctrine grants power to the state to intervene and protect children and other vulnerable individuals who are not able to protect themselves. In effect, the state serves as a “parent” to the person to ensure their needs are met.  With our ever-increasing understanding of adolescent brain development, neuroscience, psychology, and human...
June 8, 2015
Left to right: Barbara A. Babb, JD; Judge Janice Davidson; William Howe, III; and Judge Janice M. Rosa On May 27, Judge Janice M. Rosa (Ret.), was presented the Meyer Elkin Essay Award from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) at the 52nd Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Meyer Elkin Essay Award is presented to the author(s) of the article judged as the best of...

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