Applications Open for NCJFCJ's School-Justice Partnership Institutes!

April 21, 2016
School-Justice Partnership
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is currently accepting applications to attend and participate in the School-Justice Partnership Institute. The Institute is a two-day event open to multidisciplinary teams who are in the early stages of building a school-justice collaborative team. The goal of the Institute is to educate on school-justice issues broadly and how to collaborate to reduce the number of youth pushed out of school and into the juvenile justice system. 
Teams accepted will receive funding to cover travel, lodging, and per diem.
June 20-21, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada
August 8-9, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia

The School-Justice Partnership Institute will include the following topics:
  • The role of stakeholders
  • Positive school climate
  • Meaningful parent and youth engagement
  • Promising interventions for reducing school push out
  • Mental and behavioral health issues
  • Resource mapping
  • Addressing race, gender, and special populations
  • Trauma and adversity 
  • Data and evaluation
  • Leadership
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Sharing a vision and mission
  • Building a strong collaborative team
  • Action planning 
Who should attend? 
  • The team should include the following represenative(s):
    • Juvenile Court Judge
    • Educator or School District Administrator
    • Law Enforcement Officer or School Resource Officer 
    • Mental/Behavior Health Provider
Each event will begin at 8:00 a.m. on the first day and concludes on the second day at 4:30 p.m. There is no registration fee for this program. To be fully considered you and your team must attend the entire Institute. If you are unable to attend the entire conference, please contact us for other training opportunities. 
Please note that completion of the application does not guarantee your acceptance. This conference is pending approval from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Please DO NOT purchase air tickets or make any other travel plans (except securing the time away from your position) until you have received confirmation that the program has been from the NCJFCJ. Upon approval of OJJDP, you will be contacted immediately. 
The deadline is Friday, May 6, 2016. 
For more information, please contact Theresa Bohannan at
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