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Start Date Friday, December 21, 2018
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Friday, December 21, 2018
Body With necessary updates and enhanced provisions to support and prioritize prevention and evidence-based programs, the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018 reauthorizes and strengthens the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Today, President Donald Trump signed the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018, which reauthorizes the Juvenile Justice, and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) and...
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Juvenile Justice, Press Release
Post date: December 11, 2018
Start Date Friday, December 21, 2018
End Date:
Friday, December 21, 2018
Body Our leadership team at the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has worked to prepare our team and constituents for the possibility of a government shutdown. Our main goal is to continue the NCJFCJ's vision and mission of improving the lives of families and children who seek justice. It is important to recognize the work our judicial officers and court staff continue to...
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Press Release
Post date: December 21, 2018
Start Date Friday, November 16, 2018
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Friday, November 16, 2018
Body   The State of Nevada applied for and received technical assistance through the Justice Center of the Council of State Governments. Receipt of the award triggered a year-long process analyzing Nevada's Juvenile System and developing recommendations for change. That process included convening a team of Nevadans from all branches of government and all corners of the state together with national...
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Juvenile Justice, Press Release
Post date: November 16, 2018
Start Date Tuesday, November 6, 2018
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Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Body   Being a long time member of the NCJFCJ has enhanced my professional and personal life enormously. The NCJFCJ is a reliable resource for all of the issues I have dealt with as a judge. Moreover, many of my best friends have been colleagues I met while working with the NCJFCJ. I proudly engage new judges and attorneys to join, as membership will bring significant benefits throughout their...
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Press Release
Post date: November 4, 2018
Start Date Thursday, October 25, 2018
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
Body (Cotati, Calif.) – The Animal Legal Defense Fund and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) are pleased to announce a new partnership to address judicial response in court cases related to animal cruelty. Research shows acts of cruelty against animals can be a sentinel indicator and often a predictor of other forms of family and community violence. Survivors of family...
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Child Abuse and Neglect, Domestic Violence, Press Release
Post date: October 24, 2018
Start Date Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Body In passing the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in 1978, the clear intent of Congress was to protect the best interest of Indian children and to promote the stability and security of Indian tribes and families. Oversight and enforcement authority regarding the provisions of ICWA was left to judges presiding over child custody cases. Congress found that an alarmingly high percentage of Indian...
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Tribal Work and ICWA
Post date: October 19, 2018
Start Date Friday, October 5, 2018
End Date:
Friday, October 5, 2018
Body Collaboration offers exclusive headquarters for educating judges, improving system of justice RENO, Nev. – The University of Nevada, Reno Judicial Studies Graduate Degree Program, The National Judicial College and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, with more than 160 years of combined judicial education experience, are helping to prepare our country’s most important...
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Press Release
Post date: October 5, 2018
Start Date Thursday, September 13, 2018
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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Body (Tucson, Ariz.) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Kathleen Quigley, presiding juvenile court judge, Pima County Superior Court, Tucson, Ariz., to the NCJFCJ Board of Directors. “The leadership Judge Quigley has demonstrated in her state's Model Court to improve the lives of children and families in both dependency and juvenile cases is a national...
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Press Release
Post date: September 13, 2018
Start Date Saturday, September 1, 2018
End Date:
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Body (Memphis, Tenn.) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Judge Dan H. Michael, juvenile court judge of Memphis and Shelby County, Tenn. to Treasurer of the NCJFCJ Board of Directors. “The NCJFCJ is excited to have Judge Michael on the executive board as Treasurer,” said Judge John J. Romero, Jr., NCJFCJ president. “He has not only been a trailblazer in his...
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Press Release
Post date: September 5, 2018
Start Date Monday, August 27, 2018
End Date:
Monday, August 27, 2018
Body The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Hiram E. Puig-Lugo, associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia to secretary of the NCJFCJ Board of Directors. “Judge Puig-Lugo’s judicial decision-making, leadership experience, and unparalleled commitment to public service, especially to children and families who seek justice, will make him a vital...
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Press Release
Post date: August 27, 2018

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