2024 Institute for New Juvenile and Family Court Judges
April 15-19, 2024
The Institute for New Juvenile and Family Court Judges is designed specifically for state and tribal judicial officers who are new to the bench, newly assigned to a juvenile or family rotation, or who are returning to the juvenile and family court bench after other assignments and desire a refresher course.
This intensive and interactive 4 1⁄2 day program, previously known as Core College, is designed so participants can leave with increased knowledge, practical tools, and an essential foundation of best practices to use in the cases coming before them. A strong faculty of current and former judicial officers and content area experts from academic and applied settings will share their insights on child and adolescent development, schools and courts, the Indian Child Welfare Act, trauma-informed justice, abuse and neglect, delinquency, interpersonal violence, custody, divorce, self-represented litigants, ethical issues, judicial leadership, judicial safety and security, and dealing with the media.
Judges will have a unique opportunity to meet and share with other bench officers from around the country, and can create professional connections and networks for continual learning. This training will also prepare judicial scholars for participation in other NCJFCJ institutes that delve further into the topic areas of family law, delinquency, dependency, domestic violence, and judicial leadership.
NCJFCJ Current Member Institute Registration – $1,300
NCJFCJ Non-Member Institute Registration – $1,495
PLEASE NOTE: There are no refunds for cancellations. All invoiced participants must provide payment by Monday, April 1, 2024.
Please note: with advance notice, the NCJFCJ team can facilitate a “testing-for-credit option” for participants enrolled in the judicial studies program at the University of Nevada, Reno.
NCJFCJ members who are registered participants of the 2024 Institute for New Juvenile and Family Court Judges will receive a free copy of Reasonable Efforts – A Judicial Perspective, 2nd Edition, by Judge Leonard Edwards (Ret.).
The institute will be held in Reno and more details about the venue will be included soon. Please email Emma Schiller Carpenter, Senior Planning Specialist, NCJFCJ at email@example.com with questions.
Who Should Attend?
The Institute is designed for judicial officers who are new to the juvenile and family court bench or who are returning to the bench after other assignments.
- Judicial ethics and decision making
- Adults and parenting
- Child development
- Implicit bias and cultural considerations
- Best practices in child welfare cases
- Juvenile justice and trauma-informed decision making
- Mental health and substance Abuse
- Domestic violence
- Interviewing children; children as witnesses
- Self-represented litigants
- Judicial leadership
Please contact Emma Schiller Carpenter, Senior Planning Specialist, NCJFCJ at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.