NCJFCJ in the State of District of Columbia
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 the District of Columbia’s children, families, and victims in our communities in 2021
Judicial and Associate Members in the District of Columbia
The Family Court of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia NCJFCJ Mentor Child Abuse and Neglect Model Court is recognized for its efforts to improve outcomes for abused and neglected children, juvenile offenders, and their families.
District of Columbia judicial system professionals participated in the NCJFCJ's Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Virtual Information Expo, a national educational summit. They received information on innovations and best practices on trauma-informed preventions and interventions and on reaching and effectively serving children and youth who have experienced trauma and victimization.
District of Columbia judicial system professionals received training on opioids and the challenges associated with intervention, treatment, and prevention.
A judicial professional from the District of Columbia participated in the 5 Ways Different Court Stakeholders Can Use Public Health Data and Resources to Address Substance Use Disorders webinar series. Judges, juvenile probation administrators, attorneys, and social service administrators learned how to use public health data to better address substance use disorders in their communities.
Judges and justice system professionals from the District of Columbia 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.
A District of Columbia judicial system professional received training on the unique role of supervised visitation and safe exchange in the family court system.
The District of Columbia contributes juvenile court data to the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). This national project of the NCJFCJ provides detailed and accurate information on the activities of the nation's juvenile courts to juvenile justice professionals, policy makers, researchers, and the public.
The landscape of juvenile justice in the District of Columbia is detailed through the Juvenile Justice Geography Policy Practice and Statistics website (JJGPS.org), a project of the NCJFCJ’s research division, the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ). JJGPS is an online resource that tracks juvenile justice reform in each state, allowing for comparisons within and across states.
The NCJFCJ has 29 Judicial and Associate Members in the District of Columbia. Georgetown Law is a Law School Member of the NCJFCJ.
Judge Hiram Puig-Lugo of the District of Columbia Superior Court is the President of the NCJFCJ and a 2021 Days on the Hill Delegate.