News Archive

October 5, 2012
By: NCJFCJ Research Team Background: The NCJFCJ, in partnership with the Washington Administrative Office of the Courts, developed and piloted a judicial workload study method that accounts for dependency practice complexity and hearing quality. In 2011, the judicial workload calculation was used to determine judicial workload across Washington State. For reports on these efforts, please click...
October 1, 2012
Throughout the month of October, NCJFCJ and communities across the country will observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Activities in honor of victims and survivors of domestic violence will be as varied as the communities and individuals who organize them. NCJFCJ has chosen to observe DVAM by challenging the public to learn more about the prevalence and consequences of domestic violence. Here...
September 25, 2012
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has recently released Defending Childhood, a 30-second public service announcement, to raise awareness about children’s exposure to violence. Watch the video below, and click here to learn more about the Defending Childhood Initiative.  
September 24, 2012
By Diane Barnette, CMP Join NCJFCJ as we explore Richard Ross’s powerful and compelling series of photographs, Juvenile-In-Justice, documenting and examining the placement and treatment of American juveniles incarcerated in facilities in the United States. For the past five years, Ross has interviewed and photographed both pre-adjudicated and committed youth in the juvenile justice system. To...
September 12, 2012
In honor of our 75th Anniversary, we're highlighting some ground-breaking events in the field of juvenile and family justice that have helped shape our organization's mission to provide every family and child with access to fair, equal, effective, and timely justice. Roper v. Simmons (2005) The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Roper v. Simmons that the Constitution forbids the...
September 4, 2012
Family Violence Snapshots provide an in-depth analysis of a child protection or custody issue that include fundamental and practical information to promote co-occurrence collaboration, trauma-informed responses, and/or best practices and to address barriers in the domestic violence child protection and custody field at large. This snapshot provides an overview of the Defending Childhood...
August 20, 2012
By Lorne Malkiewich Project ONE (One family-one judge, No wrong door, Equal and coordinated access to justice) is an effort by the NCJFCJ to maximize judicial coordination of dependency, delinquency and family law matters, including those involving domestic violence. Through funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, NCJFCJ will assist six courts in implementing the...
August 16, 2012
In honor of our 75th Anniversary, we're highlighting some ground-breaking events in the field of juvenile and family justice that have helped shape our organization's mission to provide every family and child with access to fair, equal, effective, and timely justice. The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, or ASFA, was one of the most significant and...
August 13, 2012
In December 2011, with support from Casey Family Programs, the Lead Judges of the Model Courts Project met to better understand the reasons the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was implemented and the experiences of Native children in the child welfare system. The judges listened to powerful testimony from Native adoptees and a birth mother who experienced the loss of connection and culture...
August 7, 2012
By Cheryl Davidek NCJFCJ’s Board of Trustees met on Saturday, July 14, 2012, in conjunction with the 75th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to discussions related to embarking on a strategic planning effort and efforts in Washington, DC to promote continued resources for juvenile and family court systems to address critical issues, the Board considered and adopted Key...

Pages