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John W. Parker

The Honorable John W. Parker

Board Director, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

John W. Parker serves as a general jurisdiction judge in Great Falls, Montana.  Judge Parker handles family law, youth court, and child protection cases as well as felony criminal cases, complex civil litigation and general civil matters.

Prior to joining the bench in March 2017, Judge Parker was Cascade County Attorney for eight years, the elected chief prosecutor in his jurisdiction.  Judge Parker also served in the Montana House of Representatives for three terms where he was Chair of the Law and Justice Interim Committee and House Minority Leader.  Judge Parker and his wife, Carrie, have one son, Charlie.

Judge Parker has served on the Board of Directors of the Montana Meth Project since 2008.  He was also founding coordinator of the Cascade County Multidisciplinary Child Protection Team in its current incarnation.

Relevant Research Data

Civil Protection Order: Case Law Update for 2018-2020

The Role of The Judge in Transforming Juvenile Probation: A Toolkit for Leadership

Motivational Interviewing Skills in Action for Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Teams: A Technical Assistance Bulletin

Impact Updates


Requests for technical assistance in 2019


Judges, judicial officers, attorneys, and other juvenile and family court-related professionals trained in 2019