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2022 National Child Abuse and Neglect Institute

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2022 National Child Abuse and Neglect Institute

Tuesday, March 29 – Friday, April 1

7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. PST |10:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST

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The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)’s Child Abuse and Neglect Institute (CANI) has been providing training to judges overseeing dependency cases for over 20 years. Taught by expert judicial faculty and other subject matter experts, CANI aims to deliver exemplary instruction on the knowledge and skills necessary to preside over effective child abuse and neglect court processes and to improve outcomes for children and families involved in the child welfare system.

Graduates of CANI’s week-long training program have included judges, newly assigned to child abuse and neglect cases, and more experienced judges who wish to stay up to date on changing laws, policies, and nationally recommended best practice strategies. Registration is now open for judges to sign up for our virtual National CANI. This four-day event will allow for an interactive conference experience as close to an in-person event as possible. This will be an opportunity for judges to learn from expert faculty and from one another.

Event Details

Registration is limited to 50 people.

There is no registration fee for this program.

This event will be held via Zoom Meetings. There will be two fifteen-minute breaks and a one-hour break each day.

Who should attend?

Priority will be given to judicial officers who hear child welfare dependency cases and who:

  • Have not attended CANI in the past
  • Have started hearing dependency cases in the last couple of years (or will soon)
  • Agree to participate in the full four days.

Please contact the registrar Stephanie Scheno, Program Specialist, NCJFCJ, at if you have any questions about registration. Please contact Adrea Korthase, Senior Program Manager, NCJFCJ, at if you have questions about the curriculum.

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This training and technical assistance (TTA) initiative is funded through a grant awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice (2018-CT-FXK001).