News Archive

June 3, 2015
The NCJFCJ's research division, the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ), is proud to release a new section of the Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website (JJGPS.org). The new status offense issues area profiles how each state classifies status offenses across a unique spectrum of labels and includes a detailed summary of status offenses in each state. An...
May 28, 2015
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Jeanne Karadanis, a lifelong humanitarian, to the Board of Directors. “Jeanne is committed to help make the world a better place,” said Judge Peggy H. Walker, NCJFCJ President. “Her work and philanthropy in our hometown headquarters of northern Nevada will bring knowledgeable insights and expertise to our board and work...
May 21, 2015
Written by Victoria Sweet, JD[1] Professionals who work in the areas of child abuse and neglect, juvenile law and family law regularly encounter individuals suffering the effects of various types of traumatic events. While most professionals are familiar with the trauma associated with sexual abuse or assault, physical abuse or assault, emotional abuse, neglect, bullying and other similar forms,...
May 19, 2015
Organization is first recipient of the NCJFCJ Impact of the Year Award The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announces the first-ever recipient of the NCJFCJ Justice Innovation Awards Impact of the Year to the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC), a nonprofit, worldwide organization focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children...
May 18, 2015
The Bureau of Indian Affairs published a proposed Federal Rule to govern Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) implementation on March 18 and opened up the proposed rule to public comments. On May 14, the NCJFCJ filed comments in favor of the proposed rule. The proposed changes are in line with the NCJFCJ resolution passed in 2013 that supports the full implementation of ICWA as well as recommendations...
May 12, 2015
Approximately one third of youth in custody in the juvenile justice system on any given day have been confined for longer than six months. Many have been in placement longer than a year. Children often receive lengthy placements not for serious offenses against another person, but for property offenses, drug offenses, probation violations and status offenses. Such confinement disconnects youth...
May 10, 2015
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has joined When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation as the newest member of a prestigious group of leaders working with the organization on the important issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation (click for video) creates and advances programs that...
May 9, 2015
On February 24, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) released updated Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Guidelines, effective immediately. This is the first update to the guidelines since their original release in 1979. The guidelines were created to assist with ICWA implementation. Since the release of the original guidelines it has become increasingly clear that additional clarification has been...
April 30, 2015
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is proud to support and recognize May as National Foster Care Month. President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the official month in 1988 as a way to recognize and thank the dedicated foster parents and professionals caring for our nation’s foster children. Today, there are approximately 400,000 children living in foster care at any...
April 28, 2015
Judge Dumas is first recipient of the NCJFCJ Innovator of the Year Award for her significant work in sex trafficking The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announces the first-ever recipient of the NCJFCJ Justice Innovation Awards Innovator of the Year to the Honorable Judge Lori A. Dumas, Philadelphia family court judge and presiding judge of the WRAP Court: Working to...

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