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Judge Egan Walker
July 31, 2017
The Honorable Egan Walker of the Second Judicial District Court, Family Division, Washoe County, has been elected to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) as secretary of the board of directors. He has served on the NCJFCJ board for two years. “It is a great honor to be elected as secretary of the NCJFCJ by my peers,” said Judge Walker. “I am very proud to continue my...
he Honorable John Romero, Jr.
July 28, 2017
The Honorable John Romero, Jr. of the Second Judicial District Court, Children’s Court Division in Albuquerque, N.M. will become president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) next July 2018. He will be the first president representing New Mexico in the organization’s 81 years. The NCJFCJ Board of Directors recently elected Judge Romero as president-elect, after...
the Honorable Timothy Connors
July 21, 2017
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced two honorees of the 3rd annual Justice Innovation Awards recognizing the national Innovator of the Year and the Impact of the Year recipients: the Honorable Timothy Connors of the 22nd Circuit Court in Washtenaw County, Mich. and the Latin American Youth Center in Washington, D.C. The honorees were recognized at the...
The Honorable Anthony (Tony) Capizzi
July 18, 2017
(Washington, D.C.) – The Honorable Anthony (Tony) Capizzi of the Montgomery County Juvenile Court, Ohio is the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ (NCJFCJ) 2017-2018 president of the board of directors. He is the 11th NCJFCJ president hailing from Ohio. Judge Capizzi was elected Montgomery County, Ohio Juvenile Court Judge in 2004. He previously served as an Acting Judge for...
Judith T. Horgan
June 26, 2017
(Reno, Nev.) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Judith T. Horgan to its Board of Directors. Horgan is a child advocate with a long history of involvement in the juvenile justice system. She founded Child Watch of Pittsburgh in 1992, bringing public awareness to the plight of children in the child welfare system. “Judith is a lifelong champion for...
The Honorable Karen Aileen Howze (Ret.)
June 13, 2017
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ (NCJFCJ) has named District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Karen Aileen Howze (Ret.) as Judge-in-Residence. As the NCJFCJ’s Judge-in-Residence, Howze will work extensively on curriculum development across judicial engagement and education projects including comprehensive technical assistance to judges, justice for families, judicial...
Washoe County Judge Chuck Weller
June 8, 2017
Court security continues to be an important issue that many communities take for granted until the unthinkable happens. Most often we believe a test of court security will happen during a criminal case. However, far too often the unpredictable and emotionally charged family court cases are those that require a new examination of security. On June 12, 2006, the unthinkable happened in Reno,...
Statistical Briefing Book
May 18, 2017
Developed for OJJDP by the NCJFCJ's National Center for Juvenile Justice, 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 available through SBB give users quick and easy access to detailed statistics on a...
 Sixto Cancel
May 18, 2017
  Sixto Cancel is the founder and CEO of Think of Us, a non-profit dedicated to leveraging technology to improve the life outcomes of foster youth aging out of the system.   In the spring of 2016, Sixto and his team co-organized and executed the first White House Foster Care and Technology Hackathon. He has served as a Young Fellow at Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative since 2010, where he...
A Guide to the Guidelines Series: Practical Tips for Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts to Implement
May 1, 2017
May is National Drug Court Month! The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) celebrates the success of adult drug courts, juvenile drug treatment courts, family dependency treatment courts, tribal healing to wellness courts, DWI courts, and veterans’ treatment courts across the U.S.  Juvenile drug treatment courts (JDTCs) in particular serve a critical role in helping youth...

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