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March 15, 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 Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice Certificate Program is now open through May 15, 2015. The Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice Certificate Program, held August 3-7, 2015, is an...
March 12, 2015
The National Center for State Courts and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility are pleased to offer the Effective Judicial Interventions for Underage Drinking Offenders, a free interactive online course. Developed by NCSC and Responsibility.org in consultation with a national panel of experts, this cutting-edge, online course is designed to educate judges about underage drinking...
March 9, 2015
The Quality Improvement Center for Research-Based Infant-Toddler Court Teams (QIC-CT), funded by the United States Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau, is a partnership led by ZERO TO THREE in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Social Policy, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and RTI, International. To operate the QIC-CT, ZERO TO...
March 6, 2015
Developed for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the research division of the NCJFCJ, the Statistical Briefing Book (SBB) provides timely and reliable statistical answers to the most frequently asked questions from policymakers, the media, and the general public. In addition, the data analysis and dissemination tools...
February 26, 2015
by J. Guillermo Villalobos, MA and Lorie L. Sicafuse[1] Most people would agree that no one is completely safe from becoming a victim. In the eyes of the law, victims of crime are presumably worthy of equal rights to support and fairness, irrespective of their race, gender or economic standing. Unfortunately, the grimmer reality is that victims are often not seen or treated equally by society,...
February 24, 2015
  The inaugural Justice Innovation Celebration will take place during the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges' (NCJFCJ) 78th Annual Conference in Austin, Texas, at the new JW Marriott, July 26-29, 2015.   On the evening of Tuesday, July 28, the NCJFCJ will recognize honorees who innovatively rethink, reimagine and redefine justice for children and families, thus advancing the...
February 24, 2015
The National Center for Juvenile Justice, the research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, announces the release of Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2014 National Report, the fourth in a series of comprehensive reports, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The 2014 National Report draws upon reliable data and relevant research to...
February 19, 2015
On Saturday, Jan. 25, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) President Judge Peggy H. Walker joined members of the NCJFCJ’s Family Violence and Domestic Relations Committee (FVDRAC) for an in-person meeting with Vicki Turetsky, Commissioner of the Office of Child Support  Enforcement (OCSE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).   As part of Preventing...
February 17, 2015
by Alicia DeVault, B.S. and Martha-Elin Blomquist, Ph.D.[1]Media coverage of recent events such as campus sexual assaults and officer-involved shootings brings to light a topic that is not often discussed: victim blaming. Victim blaming can be defined as holding the victim partially, or wholly, responsible for the crimes that have been committed against them. This is not restricted solely to...
February 11, 2015
by Shawn C. Marsh, Ph.D.[1] and Kelly Ranasinghe, J.D., C.W.L.S.[2] According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than three million children were reported to authorities for abuse or neglect in 2012, with approximately two million of those cases receiving a response by Child Protective Services. Further, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance reports that in 2013 U.S....

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