Tribal Work and ICWA

Trauma-Informed Court Systems: A Webinar for Tribal Communities


Presented by: Victoria Sweet, JD, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

81st Annual Conference


NCJFCJ Recognizes Innovation and Impact With 3rd Annual Justice Innovation Awards


The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced two honorees of the 3rd annual Justice Innovation Awards recognizing the national Innovator of the Year and the Impact of the Year recipients: the Honorable Timothy Connors

Working in Tribal Communities to Protect Victims and Communities from Firearms in Domestic Violence Cases


Presenters:
Caroline LaPorte, National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
Nancy Hart, Senior Program Attorney, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Darren Mitchell, Consultant, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
 
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Call for Nominations! NCJFCJ's 2017 Justice Innovation Awards


 

The 3rd Annual Justice Innovation Awards will take place during the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges' (NCJFCJ) 80th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. at the Grand Hyatt, July 16-19, 2017.
 
During the conference, the NCJFCJ will recognize honorees who innovatively rethink, reimagine and redefine justice for children and families, thus advancing the NCJFCJ’s vision—a society in which every family and child has access to fair, equal, effective and timely justice.
 
The NCJFCJ Justice Innovation Awards will present the following two awards:

Nevada Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Public Meeting: Municipal Fines and Fees in Nevada

 

Las Vegas, NV – The Nevada Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will convene a series of panel discussions to determine whether municipal fines and fees disparately impact federally protected communities in the state, and, if so, what steps can be taken to remedy the impact.

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)
 

BIA Releases Updated Guidelines for Implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act

U.S. Department of Justice Public Safety Funding Available to Federally-Recognized Tribes and Tribal Consortia


The Department of Justice today announced the opening of the grant solicitation period for comprehensive funding to American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments and tribal consortia to support public safety, victim services and crime prevention.  The department’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) posts today at https://www.justice.gov/tribal/open-solicitations.
 

Final ICWA Regulations Focusing on Family Unification


Last week, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) released binding regulations on the implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). This marks the first time the agency has offered comprehensive enforceable regulations since the passage of the act in 1978. The BIA will be providing regional training opportunities and webinars to provide education on these regulations before it goes into effect in December.