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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

In 2020, the NCJFCJ fulfilled more than 840 requests for technical assistance and trained more than 9,673 judges, judicial officers, attorneys, and other juvenile and family court-related professionals across the nation.

28
Requests for technical assistance in 2019
265
Judges, judicial officers, attorneys, and other juvenile and family court-related professionals trained in 2019
33
Members

NCJFCJ in the State of District of Columbia

Work and Impact

28

Requests for technical assistance in 2019

265

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 2019

33

Judicial and Associate Members in the District of Columbia

In 2020, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) continued to provide quality education to judges and other judicial professionals despite the limitations imposed by COVID-19. Through webinars, Zoom calls, and other virtual methods, the NCJFCJ maintained its role as the national leader in judicial education and continued to provide the knowledge and skills that improve the lives of families and children who seek justice.

In 2020, the NCJFCJ offered multiple training and technical assistance opportunities for the District of Columbia’s judges, judicial officers, attorneys, and other juvenile and family court-related professionals who work to protect the District of Columbia’s children, families, and victims in our communities. Nationwide, the NCJFCJ provided training to 9,673 participants and fulfilled 840 requests for technical assistance.

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 professionals participated in the NCJFCJ’s National Summit on Opioids and Children in State Courts.

The NCJFCJ provided training to judicial professionals from the District of Columbia on helping domestic violence survivors with interstate custody and relocation cases.

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.

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, policymakers, 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).

The NCJFCJ has 33 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 a Board Director, President-Elect of the NCJFCJ, and Days on the Hill Delegate.

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