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Kaelyn Crede
February 8, 2017
By Kaelyn Crede A teen may want to be known as an athlete, an artist, a dancer or any number of things. But the last thing they want to be known for is being a victim of partner violence. Unfortunately, male and female adolescents are both at risk of experiencing dating violence, whether as aggressors, victims, or both. However, when it comes to teens and dating violence, many officials do not...
Michigan Courts Selected to Participate in  NCJFCJ’s Implementation Sites Project
February 6, 2017
National organization to help courts improve outcomes in child abuse and neglect cases The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has selected the 10th Circuit Court, Family Division in Saginaw, Mich. and the Berrien County Trial Court, Family Division in St. Joseph, Mich. as two of six new courts to join their Implementation Sites Project, which helps to improve outcomes...
The Honorable John J. Romero, Jr.
January 25, 2017
The Honorable John J. Romero, Jr. has accepted an appointment on the National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States. The Committee advises the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Attorney General on practical and general policies concerning improvements to the nation’s response to the sex trafficking of...
National Conference on Juvenile Justice
January 20, 2017
Written by Katie Cappiello and featuring the young actors/activists of The Arts Effect All-Girl Theater Company, A Day in the Life, reveals the truth about sex trafficking and the impact of “pimp and ho” culture on lives of girls. A Day in the Life will be performed during the Monday afternoon Keynote Session, February 13 at 1:30 p.m at the 2017 National Conference on Juvenile Justice in New...
Dr. Robert A. Simon
January 17, 2017
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Dr. Robert A. Simon to the Board of Directors. “We are extremely excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert Simon to the Board,” said Judge Katherine Tennyson, NCJFCJ president. “Dr. Simon is the organization’s first forensic psychologist on the Board of Directors. With the prominence of evidence-based research...
NCJFCJ Selects Six Courts to Join Implementation Sites Project
January 13, 2017
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has selected six new courts to join their Implementation Sites Project, which helps to improve outcomes for abused and neglected children and their families. The NCJFCJ Implementation Sites Project, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, provides child abuse and...
Mark A. Krasner
January 9, 2017
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Mark A. Krasner, CPA, Esq., founding partner of Blanchard, Krasner & French to the Board of Directors. Blanchard, Krasner & French has a worldwide practice with offices in La Jolla, Calif. and Reno, Nev.   “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Krasner to the Board,” said Judge Katherine Tennyson,...
First 100 Days: Recommendations for the New Administration
January 6, 2017
To: President-elect Donald Trump   From: Joey Orduna Hastings, Chief Executive Officer, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)   Re: Expanding and Improving Opportunities for Vulnerable Children and Families: Recommendations for the Administration, and Commitment of the NCJFCJ...
Judge Erik Pitchal
January 5, 2017
Today the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation – the Nation’s living memorial to the 33rd President – announced that it will present the 2017 Stevens Award to Judge Erik S. Pitchal of New York, in a ceremony to take place in May at the U.S. Supreme Court.     First appointed to the bench in 2013, Judge Pitchal presides in Brooklyn Family Court, where he hears cases involving child abuse and...
NCJFCJ Recognizes January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
January 5, 2017
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) recognizes National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month as an opportunity to call attention to the issue of domestic child sex trafficking (DCST) and the judiciary’s efforts to improve outcomes for child victims. Children, who are involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, whether presently or in the...

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