Mental Health

NCJFCJ Resolves to Help Modernize Approach to Juvenile Probation With Better Understanding of Adolescent Brain Development


The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) passed a resolution supporting the commitment to juvenile probation systems that conform to the latest knowledge of adolescent brain development.

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)
 

Parenting After Trauma


Presenters:
Alicia Summers, Ph.D., National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Lorie Sicafuse, Ph.D., National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
 

Seven Deadly Sins Series


Juvenile Drug Courts (JDCs) often face important decisions when developing or revising their programs. These decisions affect JDC practices and can have far reaching implications for JDC youth. In this series, titled “The Seven Deadly Sins of Juvenile Drug Courts,” the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges identifies seven specific practices that can be detrimental to a juvenile drug court and its youth. In addition, each article proposes short-term and long-term solutions to these practices with the goals of increasing JDC effectiveness and positively influencing youth.

For more information on NCJFCJ's Juvenile Drug Court work, visit the Information Center here.

Call for Applications - NCJFCJ's Juvenile Drug Court Learning Collaborative


The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is seeking juvenile drug courts wishing to assess needs, build capacity, implement appropriate program improvements, and evaluate program performance.

Victim Series 8 - System-Induced Trauma


Written by Victoria Sweet, JD[1]

Victim Series 7 - Why Do Victims "Lie"?


Written by Amanda Kay, JD, and Ryan L. Gonda, JD[1]

1. Introduction

Children and adult victims of violence and abuse are routinely called upon by the judicial system to be witnesses and relay their story to police, attorneys, advocates, and judges. This article examines the prevalence and potential motivations for why victims “lie” or recant their testimonies and provides recommended improvements to court practices. 

NCJFCJ Releases Guide for Courts to Prepare for Trauma Consultation