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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...
2016 Implementation Sites Project - Now Accepting Applications!
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,...
The Honorable Katherine Tennyson Elected as NCJFCJ’s 72nd President
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...
The Honorable Anne K. McKeig Appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court
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...
NCJFCJ Director Judge Chandlee Johnson Kuhn Elected as ABA Fellow
June 17, 2016
The Honorable Chandlee Johnson Kuhn, Cooch and Taylor Director, has been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, in recognition of her demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the profession and service to society. Fellows of the American Bar Foundation represent less than one percent of the lawyers admitted to practice law in the United States. Chief Judge Kuhn joins other distinguished...
Final ICWA Regulations Focusing on Family Unification
June 13, 2016
Last week, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) released binding regulations on the implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). This marks the first time the agency has offered comprehensive enforceable regulations since the passage of the act in 1978. The BIA will be providing regional training opportunities and webinars to provide education on these regulations before it goes into...
NCJFCJ Announces Six New Sites Selected to the Juvenile Drug Court Learning Collaborative Project
June 13, 2016
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced the six new sites selected to participate in the Juvenile Drug Court Learning Collaborative Project. This induction marks the continued commitment to building a community of practice among the more than 400 operating juvenile drug courts (JDC) across the country.     The NCJFCJ selected the following six juvenile drug...

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