NCJFCJ in the State of Washington
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 Washington’s children, families, and survivors in our communities in 2022.
Judicial and Associate Members in Washington.
The NCJFCJ leads the Firearms Technical Assistance Project (FTAP) in Spokane. 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.
With funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, the NCJFCJ provides training and technical assistance to the juvenile and family court in King County to enhance juvenile and family court responses to human trafficking.
The NCJFCJ is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to provide targeted support to the Clark County Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Team, which is implementing the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines. The NCJFCJ provides targeted support through court assessments, on-site court observation, strategic planning activities, peer-to-peer learning, and individualized training.
The NCJFCJ completed its work with Olympia, under the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women’s (OVW) Meeting the Needs of Self-Represented Domestic Violence Survivors in Custody and Visitation Cases Project. The NCJFCJ delivered a customized Model Custody and Visitation Guide and an online course for self-represented litigants based on the guide.
The NCJFCJ is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to provide targeted support to the Quinault Indian Nation, which is in the planning stages of implementing the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines.
As part of the Implementation Sites Project, the NCJFCJ provides targeted training and technical assistance to the Spokane County Family Court (under the leadership of Judge Michelle Ressa), to the Suquamish Tribal Court (under the leadership of Judge Cindy Smith), and to the Thurston County Superior Court (under the leadership of Judge Christine Shaller).
Justice Bobbe J. Bridge (Ret.) of Seattle is a Board Director and Sustaining Member of the NCJFCJ. Justice Bridge and Judge Barbara Mack (Ret.) of Seattle were 2022 Days on the Hill Delegates.
The National CASA/GAL Association for Children, headquartered in Seattle, is an Organizational Member of the NCJFCJ.