NCJFCJ in the State of New Jersey
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 New Jersey’s children, families, and victims in our communities in 2021
Judicial and Associate Members in New Jersey
The Newark NCJFCJ Child Abuse and Neglect Mentor Model Court is recognized for its efforts to improve outcomes for abused and neglected children, juvenile offenders, and their families.
With funding support from the NoVo Foundation, the NCJFCJ provides training and technical assistance to the New Jersey multi-site court collaboration, including Atlantic, Camden, Ocean, and Passaic Counties to identify and promote promising practices in juvenile and family courts to address child sex trafficking.
New Jersey judicial system professionals received training on opioids and the challenges associated with intervention, treatment, and prevention.
A judicial system professional from New Jersey participated in the 5 Ways Different Court Stakeholders Can Use Public Health Data and Resources to Address Substance Use Disorders webinar series. Participants learned how to use public health data to better address substance use disorders in their communities.
A New Jersey judicial system professional received training on teen dating violence, social media, and the misuse of technology.
A New Jersey judicial system professional participated in a webinar about motivational interviewing skills for Juvenile Drug Treatment Court (JDTC) teams and learned about the NCJFCJ's new resources on using motivational interviewing skills to support JDTC participants behavior change.
A New Jersey judicial system professional received training on the unique role of supervised visitation and safe exchange in the family court system.
Judges and justice system professionals from New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 NCJFCJ has 145 Judicial and Associate Members in New Jersey. Judge David B. Katz of Newark is a Board Director and the President-Elect of the NCJFCJ. Judge Carmen A. Ferrante (Ret.) of Totowa is an NCJFCJ Past President.