Child Abuse and Neglect

NCJFCJ Announces Connie Hickman Tanner as Chief Program Officer


The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has announced Connie Hickman Tanner as Chief Program Officer, Child Welfare and Juvenile Law. She starts January 1, 2018.

22nd Annual Child Abuse and Neglect Institute

 

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN EARLY 2018. To reserve your spot, email Chrissy Cullen at ccullen@ncjfcj.org.

Indian Child Welfare Act Judicial Benchbook

Publication Improves Court Practice in Indian Child Welfare Act Cases

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has announced the release of the Indian Child Welfare Act Judicial Benchbook to improve court practice for judges in handling Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) cases.

NCJFCJ Releases Indian Child Welfare Act Judicial Benchbook


Publication Improves Court Practice in Indian Child Welfare Act Cases

The Honorable Kim Berkeley Clark Named 2017 William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence

A Snapshot of the Implementation Sites Project


Through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) funding, the NCJFCJ's Implementation Sites Project provides specialized training and technical assistance to help integrate best practices as outlined in the Enhanced Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases.

Outcome Evaluation of the Second Judicial District Court’s Dependency Mediation Program (Washoe County, Nevada)


In August 2011, the Second Judicial District Court of Nevada in Washoe County implemented a dependency mediation program. The overarching goal of the mediation program is to reduce the time to permanency for children. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has conducted research on the impacts of dependency mediation programs in the SJDC and other selected jurisdictions in Nevada.