NCJFCJ in the State of Texas
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 Texas’s children, families, and survivors in our communities in 2022.
Judicial and Associate Members in Texas.
The NCJFCJ will hold the 2023 National Conference on Juvenile Justice in Dallas on March 19-22, 2023.
The Travis County NCJFCJ Mentor Model Court for Children and Families is recognized for its efforts to improve outcomes for abused and neglected children, juvenile offenders, and their families.
Through the Firearms Technical Assistance Project (FTAP), the NCJFCJ provides ongoing technical assistance to the Bexar County Civil District and County (Criminal) Courts and the Collaborative Commission on Domestic Violence, which focuses on the development and implementation of improved responses to firearms in domestic violence cases.
The Judicial Engagement Network (JEN) Fellowship Program allows judges to enhance their skills as judicial leaders within the court and in their communities on domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking issues. A judge from Bexar County, a Fellow in the third class, graduated from the JEN Fellowship Program.
As part of the Implementation Sites Project, the NCJFCJ provides targeted training and technical assistance to the Child Protection Court of Rio Grande Valley West, under the leadership of Judge Carlos Villalon, Jr., and to the Coastal Bend Children’s Court, under the leadership of Judge Jamie Rawlinson.
The NCJFCJ is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to provide targeted support to the Bexar County Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Team, which is implementing the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines and other key recommended practices. The NCJFCJ also provides targeted support to the Grayson County and Tom Green County Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Teams.
With funding support from the NoVo Foundation, the NCJFCJ provides training and technical assistance to the Texas multi-site court collaboration, including Travis, Hidalgo, Webb, Duval, Jim Hogg, and Zapata Counties, to identify and promote promising practices in juvenile and family courts to address child sex trafficking.
The Travis County Juvenile Probation Department is one of four jurisdictions receiving training and technical assistance as part of an OJJDP Second Chance Act award made to the NCJFCJ’s partner, the Performance-based Standards (PbS) Learning Institute.
Judge Robert R. Hofmann of Mason is the Treasurer of the NCJFCJ. Judge Aurora Martinez Jones of Austin is a Board Director of the NCJFCJ and was a 2022 Days on the Hill Delegate.
Judge Darlene Byrne of Austin and Judge Patricia A. Macias (Ret.) of El Paso are NCJFCJ Past Presidents.