News Archive

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
May 4, 2016
Juvenile Drug Courts (JDCs) often face important decisions when developing or revising their programs. These decisions affect JDC practices and can have far reaching implications for JDC youth. In this series, titled “The Seven Deadly Sins of Juvenile Drug Courts,” the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges identifies seven specific practices that can be detrimental to a juvenile...
May 4, 2016
May is National Drug Court Month! The NCJFCJ celebrates the exceptional success of adult drug courts, juvenile drug courts, family dependency treatment courts, tribal healing to wellness courts, DWI courts, and veterans treatment courts across the U.S. Juvenile drug courts (JDCs) in particular serve a critical role in helping youth address, and ultimately overcome, concurrent substance abuse and...
April 26, 2016
(Reno, Nev.) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has announced Michael E. Noyes, Ph.D. as Chief Program Officer for Juvenile Law. Dr. Noyes comes to the NCJFCJ with more than 25 years of leadership experience in public and private agencies providing direct services to dependent and delinquent children and their families as well as organizations serving adults...
April 21, 2016
    The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is currently accepting applications to attend and participate in the School-Justice Partnership Institute. The Institute is a two-day event open to multidisciplinary teams who are in the early stages of building a school-justice collaborative team. The goal of the Institute is to educate on school-justice issues broadly and...

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