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January 19, 2012
[Note: This article was originally published on the NASJE website. Author: Gina Jackson, Model Court Liaison, Permanency Planning for Children Department, NCJFCJ. Click here to read the article as published by NASJE.] Working together to provide safety, permanency, and well-being are high priority goals that child welfare systems strive to achieve. It has been 33 years since the Indian Child...
January 17, 2012
On Monday, January 16, NCJFCJ Member and friend, Mecklenburg County District Court Judge Rickye McKoy-Mitchell, served as the keynote speaker at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast sponsored by Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council. Judge McKoy-Mitchell spoke from the heart reflecting on Dr. King’s “I Had a Dream” speech, recalling his vision of “freedom for everyone.” Judge McKoy-Mitchell...
January 13, 2012
Dr. Jesse Russell, PPCD Senior Research Associate, authored an article entitled “Racial Disproport​ionality in Child Welfare: False Logic and Dangerous Misunderstandings,”  which has been published in the current issue of Judicature, a judicially focused peer reviewed journal. The article responds to several errors commonly made in discussions around disproportionality and disparities. Among...
January 9, 2012
[Note: This entry posted on behalf of Nina Hyland, Administrative Assistant II, National Center for Juvenile Justice, NCJFCJ] On November 1st, 2011, the third annual Maurice B. Cohill, Jr., Young Investigator Award was announced by the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ), a research division of the NCJFCJ. Below are some highlights about the award. What is the Cohill Young Investigator...
January 6, 2012
On May 22, 2012, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges will celebrate its 75th Anniversary! Since forming as an organization in 1937, the Council has made great strides toward our mission of providing judges, courts, and related agencies involved with juvenile, family, and domestic violence cases with the knowledge and skills to improve the lives of the families and children...
January 5, 2012
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges congratulates two of our members, Judge Leonard Edwards and Judge Katherine Lucero, for being recognized for their outstanding work in the field of juvenile justice. A long-time member and past Board President, Judge Leonard Edwards, has been recognized as Los Altan of the Year for his work in the Santa Clara County court system. Please...
December 29, 2011
In December, OJJDP released the latest edition of the Juvenile Arrests bulletin series. Some highlights from the bulletin include:Juvenile arrests for violent offenses declined 10% between 2008 and 2009, and overall juvenile arrests fell 9% during that same period. Between 1994—when the Violent Crime Index arrest rates for juveniles hit a historic high—and 2009, the rate fell nearly 50% to its...
December 20, 2011
[Note: This text was published on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.] On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States, based on a survey conducted in 2010. Over the course of a year, that equals more than 12 million women and men. Those numbers only tell part of the story—more than 1 million...
December 19, 2011
[Note: This entry posted on behalf of Emily Krueger, Information Specialist II, Permanency Planning for Children Department of the NCJFCJ.] The Department of Health and Human Services released a joint letter with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on safe,...
December 12, 2011
[Note: This entry posted on behalf of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges' Juvenile and Family Law Department project staff.] The first juvenile justice model court (formerly called juvenile delinquency model courts) was established in 2006 in Pima County, Arizona, shortly after the publication of the Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines. Framed by 16 Key Principles of practice,...

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