Model Courts

First 100 Days: Recommendations for the New Administration

To: President-elect Donald Trump
From: Joey Orduna Hastings, Chief Executive Officer, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)

NCJFCJ Congratulates Judge Schumacher as NNWLA's 2015 Outstanding Woman Lawyer

Pictured: Judge Deborah Schumacher (center, holding sign) with NCJFCJ staff members

Implementation Sites Project

The purpose of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges' (NCJFCJ) Implementation Sites Project is to build on the success of the Mentor Model Courts. By engaging selected jurisdictions in cutting-edge program, policy, and initiative development, the NCJFCJ's Mentor Model Courts fulfill the goal of improving the outcomes for children in care. 

The NCJFCJ Congratulates Judge Michael Nash On His Retirement

Judge Michael Nash was appointed to the Los Angeles Municipal Court in 1989; and in 1989 he was elevated to the Los Angeles Superior Court and has served in the juvenile court since 1990.

NCJFCJ Gathers Key Leaders of Project ONE

On May 14 to 16, the NCJFCJ held a Project ONE All Sites meeting on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. The NCJFCJ invited each Project ONE site to send a team of key stakeholders to participate in activities, evaluation, and training related to the Project.

Courts and Lead Judges Selected for Project ONE Implementation

By Lorne Malkiewich

Model Court Protocol: Leadership, Innovation, and Accountability

Developed, managed, and guided by the NCJFCJ, Model Court jurisdictions engage in cutting-edge local, statewide, and national program, policy, and initiative development. This Technical Assistance Brief outlines the expectations of Model Courts as they continually assess their child abuse and neglect case processing and serve as “laboratories” for meaningful systems change.