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School Justice Partnership
April 24, 2017
(Youngstown, Ohio) Mahoning County Juvenile Court Judge Theresa Dellick and School Justice Grant Partner Superintendents: Vince Colaluca, Austintown Schools; Tim Saxton, Boardman Schools; Jenifer Merrit, Mahoning County High School; and Pete Pirone, Struthers Schools, will present the progress made combating truancy and connecting students to needed resources during the 2016-2017 school year, in...
2017 Justice Innovations Awards
April 17, 2017
  The 3rd Annual Justice Innovation Awards will take place during the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges' (NCJFCJ) 80th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. at the Grand Hyatt, July 16-19, 2017.   During the conference, the NCJFCJ will recognize honorees who innovatively rethink, reimagine and redefine justice for children and families, thus advancing the NCJFCJ’s vision—a...
Event Balancing the Indian Child Welfare Act
April 17, 2017
Written by: Paul Mooney, 2L at Michigan State University of Law, Indigenous Law and Policy Program In the fall semester of my second year in law school, I was working for a professor, who teaches about and runs a clinic that is focused on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). ICWA is a federal law that was passed in 1978 to combat the unprecedented level of Indian children being ripped away from...
Giving A Voice to the Voiceless
April 11, 2017
The Honorable Peggy Walker, Douglas County Juvenile Court, NCJFCJ Past PresidentKaty Hilbert, Executive Director, Children’s Voice: CASA The Juvenile Court of Douglas County has a strong child representation model that includes Children’s Voice: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), which is our local CASA affiliate.  Children’s Voice is a member in good standing with Georgia CASA and...
Chrissy Menicucci
April 6, 2017
Twenty-year philanthropy and social responsibility professional, Chrissy Menicucci, has been named the new National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ (NCJFCJ) director of development. “We are excited to bring Chrissy on board to further advance the NCJFCJ’s development efforts,” said Joey Orduna Hastings, chief executive officer. “Her experience in the legal field paired with her...
NCJFCJ Recognizes April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month
April 3, 2017
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) recognizes April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This is a time for all parents, children, judges, legal professionals, social workers, corporate leaders, and court system stakeholders to pause and consider the significant impact child abuse can have on our communities and nation. In 1983, President Ronald Regan...
Professor Erwin Chemerinsky
March 28, 2017
Nationally renowned legal scholar Professor Erwin Chemerinsky to deliver opening keynote Professor Chemerinsky is one of the nation’s premier experts in constitutional law, federal practice, civil rights and civil liberties, and appellate litigation. He is the author of 10 books including the casebook, Constitutional Law, which is one of the most widely read law textbooks in the country....
National Youth Violence Prevention Week
March 27, 2017
Everyone can play a role in supporting young people. National Youth Violence Prevention Week is a great time to get involved. The goal of the National Youth Violence Prevention Week is to raise awareness and to educate students, teachers, school administrators, counselors, school resource officers, school staff, parents, and the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence....
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March 16, 2017
The Juvenile and Family Court Journal published a special issue focused on improving child welfare systems across the U.S.  The “Rethinking Foster Care” issue is the result of collaboration between the Juvenile and Family Court Journal and the University of Michigan Law School, who hosted a Rethinking Foster Care symposium in May 2016. This symposium brought together national experts, researchers...
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March 16, 2017
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ (NCJFCJ) endorses the Conference of Chief Justices’ (CJJ) Resolution 1, In Support of Reauthorization of Court Improvement Programs (CIP). CCJ’s Resolution 1 is consistent with the Resolution adopted by the NCJFCJ Membership in 2001 and the Position Statement adopted by its Executive Committee in 2016, encouraging continuing support for...

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