News Archive

November 18, 2016
The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) conducts the largest national training institute for community corrections offering workshops, special sessions, resource expo, and networking opportunities tailored to participants' needs. When attending an APPA Training Institute, participants will be exposed to discussions on the latest theories and examine the newest technologies while...
November 1, 2016
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is proud to support National Adoption Month. According the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 427,910 children were in foster care on September 30, 2015.[1] This number is an increase of the number of children in foster care in September 2014. National Adoption Day is a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the more...
October 24, 2016
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Joe Asher, chief executive officer of William Hill US, to the Board of Directors. “We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Asher to the Board,” said Judge Katherine Tennyson, NCJFCJ president. “Mr. Asher will bring strong leadership and creativity to the NCJFCJ. His perspective and experience in law, with...
October 12, 2016
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Administrator Robert L. Listenbee recently appointed NCJFCJ Secretary Judge Thomas Broome and 13 other new members to serve on the 2016-2017 Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ). OJJDP received, reviewed, and evaluated applications from across the nation. Newly appointed members represent a range of education,...
September 20, 2016
Too Many Youth Subjected to Solitary Confinement in Juvenile and Adult Facilities   The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has released its resolution on reducing the use of solitary confinement for youth. No research exists that indicates solitary confinement reduces behavioral incidents or improves the safety of facilities. The NCJFCJ recognizes that juvenile court...
September 15, 2016
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Michael J. Brown, Barrick Gold USA president, to the Board of Directors. “Mr. Brown brings a wealth of business experience to the NCJFCJ,” said Judge Katherine Tennyson, NCJFCJ president. "We look forward to leveraging his expertise and proven track record in business with his commitment to civic activism, to further...
September 14, 2016
The American Bar Association (ABA) Center on Children and the Law will gather on April 25-28, 2017 for their biennial conferences. They are now welcoming workshop and discussion group proposals. What are you doing to advocate for families and make a measurable difference in their lives? Is there a promising practice in your jurisdiction that has achieved noticeable results? Follow these links to...
August 16, 2016
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is inviting applications from child abuse and neglect courts to become new implementation sites within the NCJFCJ Implementation Sites Project. The NCJFCJ Implementation Sites Project is a three year project to provide child abuse and neglect courts with training, technical assistance, and support to guide program improvement,...
July 28, 2016
The Honorable Katherine Tennyson, Circuit Court Judge in Multnomah County, Ore. is the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ (NCJFCJ) 2016-2017 president of the board of directors. “Judge Tennyson’s reputation throughout Oregon is that of a thinker and a creative leader,” said Ray Heysell, Oregon State Bar president. “She brings to her judicial role a commitment to fairness, but...
June 28, 2016
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (‪NCJFCJ‬) congratulates the Honorable Anne McKeig on her appointment to the Minnesota‬ Supreme Court.   Justice McKeig is a member of NCJFCJ's Family Violence and Domestic Relations Committee, a lead judge for Hennepin County's Family Court Enhancement Project and a faculty member of the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence...

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