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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...
April 14, 2016
The Judges’ Page, a newsletter published by the National CASA Association and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, has just released their spring 2016 issue. The issue is devoted to how vital the tole of the CASA/GAL volunteer is in achieving successful outcomes for these children and youth.   The newsletter is available here.   From Former National CASA Association Board of...
April 13, 2016
  The 2nd Annual Justice Innovation Awards will take place during the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges' (NCJFCJ) 79th Annual Conference in Monterey, California at the Hyatt Regency Monterey, July 17-20, 2016.   During the conference, the NCJFCJ will recognize honorees who innovatively rethink, reimagine and redefine justice for children and families, thus advancing the NCJFCJ...
April 1, 2016
The goal of the National Youth Violence Prevention Week is to raise awareness and to educate students, teachers, school administrators, counselors, school resource officers, school staff, parents, and the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence. This week long national education initiative will involve activities that demonstrate the positive role young people can have in...
March 9, 2016
Please join the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) for the FREE three-part webinar series to the Three-Prong Approach to Incentives and Sanctions. This webinar series is presented by the NCJFCJ's Juvenile Drug Court Information Center.  The 1st Prong - Implementing the Most Valued Privilege    As a training and technical assistance provider working with juvenile drug...
March 2, 2016
Written by the Northwest Network of LGBT Survivors of Abuse Many domestic violence survivors are reluctant to use the criminal justice system[1]. In our work with LGBTQ youth survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence, the Northwest Network has uncovered significant barriers for youth experiencing violence to reaching out for and receiving help. In spring 2015, the Northwest Network...
March 1, 2016
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is seeking juvenile drug courts wishing to assess needs, build capacity, implement appropriate program improvements, and evaluate program performance. The NCJFCJ will select six new juvenile drug courts to serve as “models for system change” and to join the Juvenile Drug Court (JDC) Learning Collaborative. The JDC Learning...
February 24, 2016
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is pleased to announce that the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody's website is now live! The Resource Center website contains resources and publications for domestic violence victims and professionals who work with survivors in child protection and custody cases, links to the work of our partners, and...
February 22, 2016
On Feb. 23, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) will be hosting a panel of experts to discuss federally supported programs that offer cutting edge judicial education and work to improve practices in the juvenile and family court systems. Framing our discussion around the role of the juvenile and family court judge and the importance of a well-educated judiciary, we...
February 22, 2016
Written by: Jennifer White, Senior Attorney for Legal Programs, Futures Without Violence This year, a film named Audrie and Daisy was part of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival and will appear on Netflix in 2016. The film tells the stories of two high school girls in different parts of the country whose kinship is the result of a common tragedy; both girls were...

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