NCJFCJ in the State of New York
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 York’s children, families, and victims in our communities in 2021
Judicial and Associate Members in New York
The NCJFCJ leads the Firearms Technical Assistance Project (FTAP) in Brooklyn. The FTAP works with a team of local stakeholders to promote the effective implementation of firearms restrictions in domestic violence cases at the federal, state, and local levels.
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 Buffalo 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 Nassau County is a Fellow in the third class of the JEN Fellowship Program, which began in 2021.
The NCJFCJ is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention (OJJDP) to provide targeted support to the Suffolk County Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Team, which is implementing the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines and other key recommended practices.
With funding support from the NoVo Foundation, the NCJFCJ provides training and technical assistance to the New York City Family Court to identify and promote promising practices in juvenile and family courts to address child sex trafficking.
In partnership with the Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, the NCJFCJ conducted a juvenile probation data capacity assessment for Dutchess County and provides technical assistance to improve data use and dissemination.
New York judicial system professionals received training on opioids and the challenges associated with intervention, treatment, and prevention.
New York judicial system professionals received training on teen dating violence, social media, and the misuse of technology.
New York judicial system professionals participated in the Considerations for Reopening Juvenile and Family Courts: Operational Procedures webinar.
The NCJFCJ participated in New York’s Youth Justice Institute's forum on COVID and youth in the justice system.
The NCJFCJ has 32 Judicial and Associate Members in New York.
Judge Jane Pearl of New York City is an NCJFCJ Board Director. Judge Erik Pitchal of Brooklyn is a 2021 Days on the Hill Delegate for the NCJFCJ. Alicin Reidy Williamson, Chief Inclusion Officer at Endeavor in New York City, is on the Amicus Council of the NCJFCJ.