Press Release

Judge Ramona A. Gonzalez Elected as 75th President of the NCJFCJ


Judge Ramona A. GonzalezThe National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Ramona A. Gonzalez, presiding judge, State of Wisconsin Circuit Court, to president of the NCJFCJ Board of Directors.

The NCJFCJ Releases Resolution Regarding Animal Cruelty and Its Link to Violence

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NCJFCJ Earns United Nations Consultative Status


The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has been granted special consultative status by the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council for its experience in providing judicial education to juvenile and family law professionals.

John D. Etchemendy Joins the NCJFCJ as Family Violence and Domestic Relations Program Director


John EtchemendyThe National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is proud to announce John D. Etchemendy as program director for their Family Violence and Domestic Relations program.

The Conference of Chief Justices Adopts Guidelines to Make Family Courts Work for the Families They Serve

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Paul Georgeson of Eldorado Resorts Elected to the NCJFCJ Board of Directors

NCJFCJ Releases Resolution for Sex Offender Requirements for Youth Under Age 18


The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) released its latest resolution regarding sex offender requirements for youth under the age of 18.

Juvenile Justice Reform a Key Focus at the NCJFCJ Annual Conference on Juvenile Justice


(Las Vegas, Nev.) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) National Conference on Juvenile Justice convened nearly 600 juvenile and family court judges, probation officers, lawyers, law enforcement, and court professionals to improve national initiatives focused on the juvenile justice system.

NCJFCJ Announces a Record $12.9 Million in Awards in 2018 to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families


Key focuses on firearms, domestic violence, abuse and neglect, animal cruelty, juvenile justice, diversity, and research

NCJFCJ Releases Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines