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Ann Wilkinson
May 1, 2017
(Reno, Nev.) – Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval’s former deputy chief of staff, Ann Wilkinson, has been named the new National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ (NCJFCJ) director of human resources. Most recently, Wilkinson served Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval’s administration as an agency executive and as a senior advisor. In her role as deputy chief of staff, Wilkinson’s work focused...
The Honorable David B. Katz
April 26, 2017
The Honorable David B. Katz, presiding judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County Thirty-four years ago in 1981, April was declared National Child Abuse Prevention Month by Presidential proclamation. It is fitting during National Child Abuse Prevention month that we pause from our daily routines to acknowledge all of the participants in our child welfare system who are committed to...
Gault at 50th Gala
April 26, 2017
Please join the National Juvenile Defender Center for the Gault at 50 Gala at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that affirmed children’s right to counsel.It is with great pleasure that the Defender Center is honoring Robert L. Listenbee, Former Administrator of the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile...
The Intersection of Child Welfare and Domestic Violence
April 25, 2017
Written by: Elizabeth Stoffel, JD, Senior Program Manager, NCJFCJ and Kelly Ranasinghe, JD, Senior Program Attorney, NCJFCJ For more than 22 years the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ (NCJFCJ) publication, the Resource Guidelines for Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases, has been a touchstone for courts challenged with the complex task of confronting...
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...

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