NCJFCJ in the State of Montana
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 Montana’s children, families, and victims in our communities in 2021
Judicial and Associate Members in Montana
Montana is a Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care (LSC) for Children and Youth Technical Assistance project site and works with the NCJFCJ to provide prevention and intervention services to child and youth victims of crime and their families and to build capacity within communities to meet the needs of youth exposed to violence through coordinated, holistic services that promote healing.
Montana 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.
The NCJFCJ is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to provide targeted support to the Chippewa Cree Tribe Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Team, which is implementing the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines and other key recommended practices. The NCJFCJ provides targeted support through court assessments; onsite court observation; strategic planning activities; peer-to-peer learning; and individualized training.
A Montana judicial system professional received training on opioids and the challenges associated with intervention, treatment, and prevention.
Judges and justice system professionals from Montana 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 Montana contributes juvenile court data to the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
The state of Montana contributes juvenile court data to the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, funded by the OJJDP.
The NCJFCJ has seven Judicial and Associate Members in Montana.
Donald B. Gimbel of Livingston is a 2021 Days on the Hill Delegate, a Sustaining Member, and the Treasurer of the NCJFCJ. Judge John W. Parker of Great Falls is a Board Director of the NCJFCJ and a 2021 Days on the Hill Delegate.
The landscape of juvenile justice in Montana 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.