Join the Board of Directors!

Applications Now Being Accepted

Apply to serve on the Board of Directors of the premier national organization that serves children, families, and victims of domestic violence in the court system.

During the NCJFCJ Annual Conference each July, the Nominating Committee is charged with recommending the slate of judicial candidates to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors.  The candidates are chosen from active judicial members who submit applications to serve as Directors. The election of judicial Directors takes place at the General Business Meeting of the Membership during the Annual Conference in July.

Please read carefully below for important information and timelines:

  • To review the qualifications needed, visit Please verify your eligibility before submitting an application.
  • The deadline for submitting an application for the 2019 election is no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific time, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
  • Application materials must include:
    • a cover letter addressed to the Hon. Louis Trosch, Chair of the Nominating Committee (contact information below) expressing your interest in applying for a position on the Board; and
    • a copy of your current resume or curriculum vitae.
    • Applicants are required to complete an application questionnaire, currently being updated for 2019. Upon receipt of your letter and resume, staff will confirm eligibility and forward a link to the questionnaire.
    • If you are applying for a first term, the questionnaire will ask you to list two references with contact information. references may not be any member of the Nominating Committee.

Application materials should be sent to:

Honorable Louis Trosch, Nominating Committee Chair
c/o Cheryl Davidek, Board and Committee Coordinator, NCJFCJ
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507
by email to
by fax to (775) 507-4848


  • Once all materials have been received and eligibility confirmed by NCJFCJ, you will be contacted regarding an appointment to interview with the Nominating Committee on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the Omni Orlando Resort at championsgate, in Orlando, Florida; in conjunction with the NCJFCJ's 82nd Annual Conference (please visit for more information).
  • It is very important to plan to arrive at the Omni Orlando before 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 28, at which time all candidates will meet as a group with the Nominating Committee. This will be followed by private interviews with individual candidates during the day, and a group meeting at the end of the day to receive the results of the Committee's deliberations.
  • The slate will be voted on and new Directors will take the oath of office during the General Business Meeting of the Membership on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.
  • If elected to the Board of Directors, you are expected to attend a short Introduction Meeting on Wednesday, July 31 prior to the start of conference sessions. Departing travel should be scheduled for Wednesday afternoon to allow for attendance at this meeting.

More Information:

If you are interested in applying for a judicial Director position, we encourage you to talk with a current Director to discuss serving on the Board and to ask any questions you may have. Email to make a connection!  

For members attending the National Conference on Juvenile Justice in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 17-20, 2019, an informational panel discussion will be held for those interested in future Board service. Check back here for additional information as the discussion time and date is finalized. Details will also be included in your registration packet onsite.