Introduction

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) will be holding TWO national conferences in 2018. Proposals are now being accepted for workshop sessions at the NCJFCJ’s National Conference on Juvenile Justice in San Diego, CA, March 18-21, 2018; and the 81st Annual Conference in Denver, CO, July 22-25, 2018.
 
 
 
Both conferences offer a variety of sessions on cutting edge topics, current research, and innovative practices. The National Conference on Juvenile Justice examines issues facing courts and stakeholders in the juvenile justice system. The audience is multi-disciplinary, including judicial officers, juvenile probation staff, defense and prosecuting attorneys, detention staff, and direct service providers. The 81st Annual Conference is the annual meeting for the NCJFCJ membership. The audience is primarily juvenile and family court judges, and court and community affiliates.
 
The NCJFCJ Curriculum Committee is accepting proposals focused on current theories and promising practices for juvenile and family courts. Topics may include: child abuse and neglect; family violence – teen, intimate partner, elder; juvenile justice; custody and parenting time; financial aspects of divorce; access to justice; domestic sex trafficking of minors; anti-shackling alternatives; racial and ethnic disparity; school pathways to the justice system; crossover youth; brain science, child development, mental health; deep-end youth confinement; juvenile and family treatment drug courts; trauma; detention alternatives; judicial leadership; judicial ethics; judicial wellness; implicit bias and decision making; children testifying in court; substance abuse; state and tribal court partnerships; and collaboration within court systems and among community stakeholders.
 
Presentation proposal forms must be completed and submitted no later than Friday, September 29, 2017.

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