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Professor Aura Newlin
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...
United States Commission on Civil Rights
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...
Tlingit and Haida
February 23, 2017
National organization to help court improve outcomes in child abuse and neglect cases The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has selected the Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Child Dependency Court as one of six new courts to join their Implementation Sites Project, which helps to improve outcomes for abused and neglected children and their...
Break the Cycle
February 21, 2017
Written by: Alexandrea Scott, Program Attorney, Break the Cycle ­­ “Would it be alright with you if I look at the picture he posted? I can give you better information if I know exactly what he said and what the picture looks like.” When I met Elena, she was only 15 years old. I knew from the referral that Elena’s ex-boyfriend, Marcus, had shared a nude picture of Elena on Instagram after she...
Dr. Elizabeth Englander
February 8, 2017
By Dr. Elizabeth Englander, Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center Rebecca’s ex-partner sent a photo to her cell phone. A rope tied into a noose. Beneath the photo there was a text message that read, "Check out what I learned how to tie... Looks good hey!"[i] No one disputes the seriousness of teen dating violence but how teens abuse each other has become a very important part of any teen...
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...

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