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National Youth Violence Prevention Week is April 4-8
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...
NCJFCJ Announces Juvenile Drug Court Three-Prong Approach Webinar Series
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...
System Barriers Facing Teen Dating Violence Survivors
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...
Call for Applications - NCJFCJ's Juvenile Drug Court Learning Collaborative
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...
Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody Website Now Live!
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...
When Teen Dating Violence Goes Online
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...
Judges and Communities of Healing: The Federal Role in Improving Juvenile and Family Courts
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...
Native Youth & Teen Dating Violence
February 16, 2016
Written by Judge Anne K. McKeig[1] Introduction Let me tell you a story. Before I became a judge, I was a child welfare attorney for sixteen years. As an Assistant Hennepin County attorney, I handled hundreds of child protection matters falling under the Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”), a statute which protects Native youth from being removed from their families and reservations. Like many...
Russian Delegation Convenes in Reno to  Tackle Juvenile Justice Issues
February 9, 2016
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) moderates and participates in the discussion   (Reno, Nev.) – A delegation of Russian gender-based violence officials, hosted by the Northern Nevada International Center, visited Reno under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program on February 8, 2016. The National Council of Juvenile...
How Community Collaboration Can Improve Response to Teen Dating Violence
February 8, 2016
This second article in NCJFCJ’s Teen Dating Violence series is authored by Alex Cardenas, the Executive Director of CASA in Imperial County and Mayor of El Centro, California. The most effective response to teen dating violence occurs when the entire community responds with one voice to support survivors, ensure accountability for the abuser and protect the teen survivor. In domestic violence...

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