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Start Date Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Body Dutch Bros Coffee, an Oregon-based coffee company, has partnered with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) as their official coffee sponsor. Through their Love Abounds Foundation, Dutch Bros Coffee has donated one-year’s worth of coffee including Keurig machines to the NCJFCJ for conferences and meetings across the country. “All of us at Dutch Bros Coffee and Love...
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Press Release
Post date: November 1, 2017
Start Date Tuesday, October 31, 2017
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Body Publication Improves Court Practice in Indian Child Welfare Act Cases The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has announced the release of the Indian Child Welfare Act Judicial Benchbook to improve court practice for judges in handling Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) cases. Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in 1978 to address the widespread practice of...
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Child Abuse and Neglect, Tribal Work and ICWA
Post date: October 31, 2017
Start Date Friday, October 13, 2017
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Friday, October 13, 2017
Body The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) congratulates Pennsylvania family court Judge Kim Berkeley Clark, who has been named the recipient of the 2017 William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence, the highest honor bestowed to a state court judge by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). Judge Clark has earned a national reputation for transforming the way...
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Child Abuse and Neglect, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Justice
Post date: October 13, 2017
Start Date Monday, August 21, 2017
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Monday, August 21, 2017
Body The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) passed a resolution supporting the commitment to juvenile probation systems that conform to the latest knowledge of adolescent brain development. Current research on adolescent brain development is key in juvenile and family court judges’ understanding, anticipating and responding to the behavior of adolescents by holding them...
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Research, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, Press Release
Post date: August 17, 2017
Start Date Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Body The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), in partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center and the State Justice Institute, recently released two bench cards: one with principles and best practices to ensure that LGBTQ-GNC people in the courtroom are treated with respect, and one addressing adolescent development in delinquency proceedings. The bench card, Access...
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Child Abuse and Neglect, Juvenile Justice, Press Release
Post date: August 17, 2017
Start Date Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Body In 2016, the Children’s Bureau/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched the national Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW) to test interventions to improve how child welfare agencies and their partners work with families experiencing domestic violence. Become a Research and Capacity Building Project The QIC-DVCW announces an opportunity to apply...
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Child Abuse and Neglect, Domestic Violence
Post date: August 17, 2017
Start Date Monday, August 7, 2017
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Monday, August 7, 2017
Body The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) recently passed a resolution at its 80th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. addressing the needs and issues of homeless youth and families in juvenile and family courts. The NCJFCJ recognizes that juvenile court judges have a responsibility and leadership role in their communities to care for and protect youth within their...
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Child Abuse and Neglect, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Justice, Press Release
Post date: August 7, 2017
Start Date Thursday, August 3, 2017
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Thursday, August 3, 2017
Body The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected the Honorable Lori A. Dumas of the First Judicial District, Court of Common Pleas, Family Division in Philadelphia, Penn. to its Board of Directors. As a judge who has served on the bench for more than 12 years, Judge Dumas is a consummate advocate for children, always aiming to render decisions that serve the “best...
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Press Release
Post date: August 3, 2017
Start Date Monday, July 31, 2017
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Monday, July 31, 2017
Body The Honorable Egan Walker of the Second Judicial District Court, Family Division, Washoe County, has been elected to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) as secretary of the board of directors. He has served on the NCJFCJ board for two years. “It is a great honor to be elected as secretary of the NCJFCJ by my peers,” said Judge Walker. “I am very proud to continue my...
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Press Release
Post date: August 3, 2017
Start Date Friday, July 28, 2017
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Friday, July 28, 2017
Body The Honorable John Romero, Jr. of the Second Judicial District Court, Children’s Court Division in Albuquerque, N.M. will become president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) next July 2018. He will be the first president representing New Mexico in the organization’s 81 years. The NCJFCJ Board of Directors recently elected Judge Romero as president-elect, after...
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Press Release
Post date: July 31, 2017

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