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The Disturbing Connection Between Foster Care and Domestic Child Sex Trafficking

It has been estimated that 60% of all child sex trafficking victims have histories in the child welfare system. Youth without stable families are particularly vulnerable to being exploited by traffickers. Traffickers are targeting and…

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…

Using Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) to Create Your Perfect Juvenile Drug Treatment Court

CQI is a process that can help juvenile justice organizations, including Juvenile Drug Courts, use their own data to continually improve services with the goal of achieving the best possible outcomes for youth. Regularly assessing…

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 Essential Elements for Providing Trauma-Informed Services for Justice-Involved Youth and Families

Using the 8 essential elements for a trauma-informed approach in juvenile justice settings, this webinar will review necessary considerations when providing support services for justice-involved youth and their families. Building on these essential elements, panelists…

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…

The Third Prong – Program-wide Incentives

The 3rd Prong creates a strength-based atmosphere for the team. This webinar training will explore program-wide incentives in your juvenile drug court. We will discuss and learn about ways to: motivate family to engage in…