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2024 NCJFCJ Conferences - Call for Proposals

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In 2024 the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) will hold the 2024 National Conference on Juvenile Justice from March 17-20, 2024, at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland, Ohio. The NCJFCJ’s 87th Annual Conference will be held July 21 – 24, 2024, at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, Arizona.

The NCJFCJ Curriculum Committee is now accepting conference proposals for 60-minute breakout sessions for BOTH conferences. The committee is looking for sessions focused on current theories and promising practices for juvenile and family courts, as well as subject matters of professional interest to judicial officers in both state and tribal courts, court managers, attorneys, and probation officers. We will prioritize those sessions which include a judicial officer as co-faculty. 

The audience is primarily composed of juvenile and family court judges (both state and tribal courts), as well as probation officers, court professionals, attorneys, and community affiliates.

October 13, 2023

The conference will offer a variety of sessions on cutting-edge topics, current research, and innovative practices. The committee is looking for proposals on a broad range of topics impacting state and tribal courts such as:

  • court and community reform efforts for court involved families
  • juvenile justice – emerging topics, as well as ‘essential’ topics
  • family violence 
  • child abuse and neglect – emerging topics, as well as ‘essential’ topics
  • child welfare systems improvement efforts
  • crossover youth, young adult
  • anti-shackling and detention alternatives
  • state and tribal court partnerships
  • unique tribal court interventions for families and children 
  • domestic child sex trafficking
  • racial and ethnic disparity
  • implicit bias and decision-making
  • brain science, child development, trauma science
  • mental health aspects for juveniles and adults 
  • juvenile and family drug treatment courts
  • judicial leadership 
  • judicial ethics
  • international family and juvenile topics, Hague
  • UCCJEA, PKPA issues
  • case law updates national
  • children testifying in court
  • interviewing children
  • effective communication techniques in court 
  • technological advances in courts
  • collaboration within court systems and among community stakeholders
  • intimate partner violence
  • elder abuse
  •  custody and parenting time 
  • financial aspects of divorce 
  • access to justice
  • procedural justice

Please reach out to Emma Schiller Carpenter, NCJFCJ Conference and Events Coordinator, with questions at Thank you!