NCJFCJ Announces a Record $11.3 Million in Grants to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families

October 5, 2015


The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced today that it has received 23 awards totaling more than $11.3 million in funding. The NCJFCJ is devoted to ensuring justice and improving outcomes for families and children in courts nationwide.

One of the largest and oldest judicial membership organizations in the nation, the NCJFCJ provides judges with ongoing education, training and technical assistance to make the best possible decision for children and families in courts.

The $11.3 million in funding will support NCJFCJ projects that focus on a variety of areas that include: domestic violence; child protection and custody; domestic child sex trafficking; keeping kids in school and out of court; preventing substance abuse; juvenile justice; juvenile treatment drug courts; trauma-informed justice; research and data; and more.

“This record-setting year allows us to continue to make an impact in our courts and communities,” said Mari Kay Bickett, JD, chief executive officer of the NCJFCJ. “This critical funding enables us to continue our work in research, advocacy and education to improve the lives of our most vulnerable children and families.”

Founded in 1937, the Reno, Nev.-based National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, is the nation’s oldest judicial membership organization and focused on improving the effectiveness of our nation’s juvenile and family courts. A leader in continuing education opportunities, research, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the 2,000-member organization is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide.

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