NCJFCJ in the State of North Carolina
Work and Impact
Requests for technical assistance in 2022.
Trained judges, judicial officers, attorneys, and other juvenile and family court-related professionals working to protect North Carolina’s children, families, and survivors in our communities in 2022.
Judicial and Associate Members in North Carolina.
The Charlotte 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.
As part of the Implementation Sites Project, the NCJFCJ provides targeted training and technical assistance to the Rowan County District Court, under the leadership of Judge Beth Dixon. The project is designed to improve practice in the handling of child abuse and neglect cases, reduce the number of children in foster care, and improve outcomes for children in care.
North Carolina judicial system professionals participated in the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training Series, which explored the historical and current challenges that racial and ethnic disparities pose for youth in the juvenile justice system and in juvenile drug courts.
Judicial system professionals from North Carolina participated in Courts in the Era of #WeToo: How Judges and Court Managers Can Cooperate to Address Gender-Based Harassment and Abuse, a new training curriculum for courts on addressing workplace harassment.
North Carolina judicial system professionals participated in the NCJFCJ’s Child Abuse and Neglect Institute (CANI). The institute delivers exemplary instruction on the knowledge and skills necessary to preside over effective child abuse and neglect court processes and to improve outcomes for children and families involved in the child welfare system.
North Carolina judicial system professionals received training on the neuropsychology of sex trafficking. They learned how to describe children’s biological responses to sex trafficking and how using a trauma-informed lens helps youth who have survived trafficking.
Judges and justice system professionals from North Carolina received training on the role of the judge in transforming juvenile probation and the use of minimum probation conditions.
Major Sheffield Ford III of Fayetteville is a Board Director and a Sustaining Member of the NCJFCJ. Judge Beth S. Dixon of Salisbury is a Board Director of the NCJFCJ.