NCJFCJ in the State of Arizona
Work and Impact
Requests for technical assistance in 2021
Trained judges, judicial officers, attorneys, and other juvenile and family court-related professionals working to protect Arizona’s children, families, and victims in our communities in 2021
Judicial and Associate Members in Arizona
The Judicial Engagement Network (JEN) Fellowship Program allows judges to enhance their skills as judicial leaders within the court and in their communities around domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking issues. A judge from Tucson is a Fellow in the second class of the JEN Fellowship Program, which was extended into 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A judge from Surprise is a Fellow in the third class of the JEN Fellowship Program, which began in 2021.
As part of the Implementation Sites Project, the NCJFCJ provides targeted training and technical assistance to the Gila River Indian Community Children’s Court, under the leadership of Judge Kami Hart, to improve practice in the handling of child abuse and neglect cases, reduce the number of children in foster care, and improve outcomes for children in care.
Arizona judicial system professionals participated in the NCJFCJ's Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Virtual Information Expo, a national educational summit.
Judicial system professionals from Arizona participated in the Capacity Building Center for Courts: Judicial Academy on Reasonable Efforts. The two-day virtual instruction focused on interactive simulations in a classroom environment with experts to help refine judges’ skills in determining reasonable efforts measures.
Arizona judicial system professionals received training on continuous quality improvement by using data to improve the courts’ handling of dependency hearings.
Arizona judicial system professionals received training on opioids and the challenges associated with intervention, treatment, and prevention.
Judges and justice system professionals from Arizona received specialized child welfare, domestic violence, and juvenile justice training on current and cutting-edge topics and research during the NCJFCJ’s Annual Conference and National Conference on Juvenile Justice.
The state of Arizona contributes juvenile court data to the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
The NCJFCJ has 61 Judicial and Associate Members in Arizona.
Judge Kathleen A. Quigley of Tucson is a Board Director of the NCJFCJ. Judge Stephen M. Rubin (Ret.) of Tucson is an NCJFCJ Past President.