NCJFCJ in the State of Texas
Work and Impact
Requests for technical assistance
Trained judges, judicial officers, attorneys, and other juvenile and family court-related professionals working to protect Texas’s children, families, and victims in our communities.
Judicial and Associate Members in Texas.
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.
The NCJFCJ conducted the Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop in Austin. This multi-disciplinary training focused on identifying the need for alternative approaches to intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and dating violence for individuals and communities.
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 in Edinburg to improve the handling of child abuse and neglect cases.
Texas judicial officers received highly interactive, cutting-edge training on how to improve the handling of domestic violence cases and child abuse and neglect cases through the NCJFCJ’s National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence (NJIDV) and Child Abuse and Neglect Institute (CANI).
The state of Texas 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, policy makers, researchers, and the public.
The landscape of juvenile justice in Texas 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.
Judge Aurora Martinez Jones of Austin and Judge Robert Hofmann of Mason are Board Directors of the NCJFCJ. Judge Darlene Byrne of Austin and Judge Patricia Macias of El Paso are NCJFCJ Past Presidents. Steven Holloway of Pace Youth Programs, Inc. in Houston is a Sustaining Member of the NCJFCJ.