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NCJFCJ
January 16, 2019
The Supreme Court of Nevada, Administrative Office of the Courts, has contracted with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) to complete an assessment of Family Courts in Washoe and Clark Counties.   The Nevada Family Court Assessment will determine whether the Family Courts are meeting expectations of lawmakers and families, following state and local court rules, and...
Enhanced JJ Guidelines
January 15, 2019
  The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced the release of the Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines, the most recent update documenting the improvement of court practices in juvenile justice cases. Since 2005, with the original publication of Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquency Cases (JDG), the NCJFCJ has worked with...
Diverse Teens
December 21, 2018
With necessary updates and enhanced provisions to support and prioritize prevention and evidence-based programs, the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018 reauthorizes and strengthens the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Today, President Donald Trump signed the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018, which reauthorizes the Juvenile Justice, and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) and...
NCJFCJ
December 21, 2018
Our leadership team at the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has worked to prepare our team and constituents for the possibility of a government shutdown. Our main goal is to continue the NCJFCJ's vision and mission of improving the lives of families and children who seek justice. It is important to recognize the work our judicial officers and court staff continue to...
Nevada Center for Juvenile Justice Innovation
November 16, 2018
  The State of Nevada applied for and received technical assistance through the Justice Center of the Council of State Governments. Receipt of the award triggered a year-long process analyzing Nevada's Juvenile System and developing recommendations for change. That process included convening a team of Nevadans from all branches of government and all corners of the state together with national...
Judge Edwards and Judge Chan
November 6, 2018
  Being a long time member of the NCJFCJ has enhanced my professional and personal life enormously. The NCJFCJ is a reliable resource for all of the issues I have dealt with as a judge. Moreover, many of my best friends have been colleagues I met while working with the NCJFCJ. I proudly engage new judges and attorneys to join, as membership will bring significant benefits throughout their...
German Shepard and owner
October 25, 2018
(Cotati, Calif.) – The Animal Legal Defense Fund and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) are pleased to announce a new partnership to address judicial response in court cases related to animal cruelty. Research shows acts of cruelty against animals can be a sentinel indicator and often a predictor of other forms of family and community violence. Survivors of family...
Native American child, Nativestock
October 23, 2018
In passing the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in 1978, the clear intent of Congress was to protect the best interest of Indian children and to promote the stability and security of Indian tribes and families. Oversight and enforcement authority regarding the provisions of ICWA was left to judges presiding over child custody cases. Congress found that an alarmingly high percentage of Indian...
gavel on desk
October 5, 2018
Collaboration offers exclusive headquarters for educating judges, improving system of justice RENO, Nev. – The University of Nevada, Reno Judicial Studies Graduate Degree Program, The National Judicial College and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, with more than 160 years of combined judicial education experience, are helping to prepare our country’s most important...
Judge Kathleen Quigley
September 13, 2018
(Tucson, Ariz.) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has elected Kathleen Quigley, presiding juvenile court judge, Pima County Superior Court, Tucson, Ariz., to the NCJFCJ Board of Directors. “The leadership Judge Quigley has demonstrated in her state's Model Court to improve the lives of children and families in both dependency and juvenile cases is a national...

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