News Archive

BIA Releases Updated Guidelines for Implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act
December 12, 2016
Today, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) released updated Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Guidelines, effective immediately. This is the second update to the guidelines since their original release in 1979 and a revision last year. The guidelines were created to assist with ICWA implementation and this latest version is also intended to serve as a companion for the ICWA Regulations, which were...
U.S. Department of Justice Public Safety Funding Available to Federally-Recognized Tribes and Tribal Consortia
December 5, 2016
The Department of Justice today announced the opening of the grant solicitation period for comprehensive funding to American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments and tribal consortia to support public safety, victim services and crime prevention.  The department’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) posts today at
Dr. Isaiah Pickens Will Deliver Opening Keynote Address at the NCJFCJ's 2017 National Conference on Juvenile Justice
December 5, 2016
Dr. Isaiah Pickens is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in consulting, counseling, and educational services for families, teens, and young adults. Dr. Pickens is also the Assistant Director of the Service Systems Program at the UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress Network and the founder of iOpening Enterprises, a multi-media company providing mental health...
Registration Open for APPA's Winter Training Institute in Reno, Nevada
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...
NCJFCJ Observes National Adoption Month
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...
William Hill US CEO Joe Asher Elected to NCJFCJ Board of Directors
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...
NCJFCJ Secretary Judge Thomas Broome Appointed to Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice
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,...
NCJFCJ Resolves to Reduce the Use of Solitary Confinement for Youth
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...
Barrick Gold President Michael J. Brown  Elected to NCJFCJ Board of Directors
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...
ABA Call for Proposals for Biennial Conferences
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...