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A Culturally Responsive Court - Lessons from Rio Grande Valley West, Texas

Judicial leadership is a cornerstone of the system reform efforts of the NCJFCJ’s Implementation Sites Project. Judges are uniquely positioned to facilitate systems’ reform and are essential catalysts for improving our court’s responses to child…

Census 2020 - Do Your Part. Be Counted.

Do Your Part. Be Counted. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Collaborative, organizations representing judges and practitioners within the judiciary and legal profession, encourage you to participate in the 2020 Census:

Introducing the Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines

In 2005, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) published the Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquency Cases (JDG). Over the years, the JDG has served as the guidepost for juvenile courts across the country. The JDG identifies the essential elements…

Opioid Addiction & Treatment in Tribal Communities

Opioids are decimating communities across the nation. This webinar will discuss the challenges of opioid addiction and recovery. The rise of both prescription drug abuse and the return of heroin means that many communities, particularly…

Neuropharmacology and Neuroscience of Addiction: Understanding the Brain Science

Understanding both psychopharmacology and addiction are very important for professionals who work with people struggling with substance abuse. Working with addicts can be difficult, because addicts may behave in ways that are difficult for non-addicts…

Trauma-Informed Court Systems: A Webinar for Tribal Communities

Are you interested in learning how courts are valuing tradition while recognizing trauma? Join us for a free webinar to hear how trauma-informed courts can improve outcomes for Native youth and families! Research continues to…

Developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Your School-Justice Partnership

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is a critical document in establishing coordinated efforts in a school–justice partnership. An MOU is a multilateral agreement among multiple parties intended to express a common vision and line of action. MOUs in school-justice partnerships represent a collective commitment among…

Engaging Educators in School-Justice Partnerships

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, in partnership with the National Association of School Boards of Education and supported by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s School Justice Collaboration Program,…

The Role of the School Resource Officer in Schools

Webinar panelists will discuss the interrelated responsibilities between law enforcement agencies and school administrators to ensure appropriate placement of school resource officers (SROs). Participants will learn how SROs should be properly utilized to resolve school-based…

Right Kid, Right Time, Right Program

Determining which youth are eligible for your juvenile drug court can be challenging. This webinar session will help teams use all of the information they have gathered about each youth to create a gated approach…

Evaluating and Assuring the Effective and Safe Use of Psychotropic Medications in Children

The NCJFCJ hosted this webinar in partnership with ZERO TO THREE’s Quality Improvement Center for Research-Based Infant-Toddler Court Teams to assist judicial officers in assessing the use of psychotropic medications in young children involved in the juvenile…

Parenting After Trauma

Research suggests that the vast majority of parents involved in the child welfare system have experienced multiple traumatic events. This webinar will first present a basic overview of trauma to help participants understand what trauma…