News Archive

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...
CJJR'S 2016 RED and Multi-System Integration Certificate Programs
June 6, 2016
The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) is excited to announce its remaining 2016 Certificate Programs, Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare: Multi-System Integration. Each will be held on Georgetown’s campus this fall. These are two of CJJR’s longest running programs, and each has yielded extremely positive response from the...
NCJFCJ Joins Forces with the National American Indian Court Judges Association
May 31, 2016
  Boulder, CO: The National American Indian Court Judges Association (NAICJA) is pleased to announce that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been memorialized establishing a working relationship between NAICJA and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ). Importantly, the MOU provides for joint membership in the two organizations, allowing NAICJA members access to...
NCJFCJ Releases Enhanced Resource Guidelines
May 26, 2016
Publication Improves Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has announced the release of the Enhanced version of the Resource Guidelines to improve court practice in child abuse and neglect cases, 20 years after the original publication. “The Enhanced Resource Guidelines will serve as the NCJFCJ’s blueprint for training...
NCJFCJ Announces Joey Orduna Hastings as New CEO
May 18, 2016
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has announced Joey Orduna Hastings as the new chief executive officer after a nationwide search. She will start on July 15, 2016. “I am thrilled to be part of an organization I so deeply believe in. I look forward to working with the dynamic NCJFCJ staff and membership to continue to achieve monumental strides on behalf of children...

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