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Devin Reaves
January 12, 2018
Our nation is grappling with the opioid epidemic that is killing 144 people a day. The criminal justice system and specifically specialty courts are on the front line of that epidemic; adjudicating individuals with substance use disorders and interfacing directly with their families.   Devin Reaves, MSW, is a person living in recovery since 2007. He is a community organizer and grassroots...
NCJFCJ Logo
January 9, 2018
Military families, drug treatment and domestic violencecontinue to be key focuses The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced today that it has received 24 new and supplemental awards providing more than $11.2 million in additional funding; the second highest amount in the organization’s history. The NCJFCJ is devoted to ensuring justice and improving outcomes for...
Learning Collaborative Project
January 8, 2018
The NCJFCJ is excited to announce a unique opportunity to test the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court (JDTC) Guidelines (Guidelines), released in 2016 by the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention, in sites participating in the JDTC Learning Collaborative. This means that the selected sites will be evaluated by an independent research organization to determine if JDTCs and the...
Young girl on a bridge
January 5, 2018
Through trainings, publications, and resolutions, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) works year round to improve the judiciary’s understanding of and response to domestic child sex trafficking (DCST). This January, the NCJFCJ recognizes National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month as an opportunity to call attention to the issue of DCST and the judiciary’...
Don Gimbel
December 12, 2017
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Don Gimbel, portfolio manager for Geneva Advisors, LLC to their Board of Directors. Gimbel has more than 45 years of experience working in financial strategy, global assets, and investment management. Gimbel began his career at Loeb Rhoades & Co. and was the first U.S. stockbroker to specialize in developing...
Connie Hickman Tanner
November 30, 2017
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has announced Connie Hickman Tanner as Chief Program Officer, Child Welfare and Juvenile Law. She starts January 1, 2018. Hickman Tanner has more than 26 years of experience working with courts. She began her legal career with the Federal District Court, Office of Desegregation Monitoring, working with a team to monitor compliance...
Juvenile Justice Model Data Project
November 6, 2017
The National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ), the research arm of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, is leading the Juvenile Justice Model Data Project (MDP) that is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The project aims to improve the quality and consistency of juvenile justice data both nationally and across states and jurisdictions...
NCJFCJ and UNR celebrate our new sign
November 2, 2017
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) celebrated the installation of its downtown office exterior sign in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). The office is located at 300 East Second Street, a Basin Street Properties building. “On behalf of the NCJFCJ Board of Directors, members nationwide, and staff in Reno and Pittsburgh, we are honored to continue...
Dutch Bros Official Coffee of the NCJFCJ
November 1, 2017
Dutch Bros Coffee, an Oregon-based coffee company, has partnered with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) as their official coffee sponsor. Through their Love Abounds Foundation, Dutch Bros Coffee has donated one-year’s worth of coffee including Keurig machines to the NCJFCJ for conferences and meetings across the country. “All of us at Dutch Bros Coffee and Love...
Indian Child Welfare Act Judicial Benchbook
October 31, 2017
Publication Improves Court Practice in Indian Child Welfare Act Cases The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has announced the release of the Indian Child Welfare Act Judicial Benchbook to improve court practice for judges in handling Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) cases. Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in 1978 to address the widespread practice of...

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