Family Law

83rd Annual Conference

The NCJFCJ Releases Resolution Regarding Animal Cruelty and Its Link to Violence

Animal Cruelty Issues Cover

Defining Child-Related Relief in Civil Protection Orders to Enhance Safety


Many communities around the country are implementing or considering the use of facilitated settlement processes and other forms of alternative dispute resolution in civil protection order cases, a practice that may be safe and beneficial for victims of domestic violence, but only if important safeguards are established. This document is intended to provide guidance on these safeguards and how to design and implement a facilitated settlement process that we term “safety facilitation,” which specifically addresses child-related relief in civil protection orders.

Supplement to Civil Protection Orders: Court Staff/Court Administration


In 2010, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) published Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice (CPO Guide), which contains strategies for various disciplines involved in the civil protection order process. This supplement addresses the role of Court Staff and Court Administration in improving civil protection order practice and provides concrete strategies for their involvement. A parallel supplement addresses the role of Community Supervision professionals.
 

Supplement to Civil Protection Orders: Community Supervision

 
In 2010, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) published Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice (CPO Guide), which contains strategies for various disciplines involved in the civil protection order process. This supplement addresses the role of Community Supervision professionals in improving civil protection order practice and provides concrete strategies for their involvement. A parallel supplement addresses the role of Court Staff and Court Administration.
 

The NCJFCJ Announces Six Sites Selected to Participate in the Firearms Technical Assistance Project


The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and its project partners are pleased to announce that six sites have been selected to participate in the Firearms Technical Assistance Project (FTAP), a project designed to help communities implement policies, protocols, and promising practices to prevent abusers from having access to firearms in domestic violence cases.

Power Within the Paper: Court Responses to Enhance Compliance & Enforcement of CPOs


Presenters:
  • Honorable Berryl A. Anderson - Chief Judge, DeKalb County Magistrate Court

Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Project Premieres New Website


Focuses on Healing for Victims of Crime

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced today that it has launched a website for their project, Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth to promote healing for victims of crime.

Protecting Survivors’ Economic Security in Later Life: Divorce, QDROs, and Coercive Control