News Archive

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...
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...
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...
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....
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....
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...
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...
March 15, 2017
Authored by:The Honorable Ramona GonzalezLa Crosse County Circuit Court, WisconsinBoard Dir​ector, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Sally is a seven-year-old girl who just disclosed physical abuse to her teacher. Over the next few days, Sally must relate her story multiple times to a social worker, an attorney, a foster parent, a police officer, and a judge. Each time she...
March 13, 2017
Hosted by NCJFCJ's Diversity Committee Professor Aura Newlin’s session, Lessons of the Japanese American Confinement Experience: Historical Contexts, Present-Day Relevance, and the Impact on Families and Children, will examine the race-based confinement of Japanese immigrants and their US-born children during WWII as the result of wartime fears directed toward those who looked like the enemy. In...
March 10, 2017
  Las Vegas, NV – The Nevada Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will convene a series of panel discussions to determine whether municipal fines and fees disparately impact federally protected communities in the state, and, if so, what steps can be taken to remedy the impact. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, simultaneously at two locations. The...

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