National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Launch Innovative Bench Card Resource Center for Judiciary

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), with support from the State Justice Institute (SJI), announces the launch of an all-new Bench Card Resource Center for the judiciary. Juvenile and family court judges primarily use bench cards during hearings on matters related to child welfare, family violence, juvenile justice, and child custody. Ideally, … Read more

Sierra Club Action Results in Fresno County Supervisors Rescission of Approval of Sprawling Housing Development

After losing in the California Supreme Court and Court of Appeals to plaintiffs Sierra Club Tehipite Chapter and the League of Women Voters of Fresno, who were represented by Chatten-Brown, Carstens & Minteer LLP, the Fresno County Board of Supervisors is expected today to comply with a court order to rescind its approvals for Friant … Read more

NCJFCJ Announces Record $15.6 Million in Awards to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced today that it received a record $15.6 million spanning 54 new and continuing awards for the 2020-2021 fiscal year; a record amount in the organization’s 84-year history. The NCJFCJ is devoted to ensuring justice and improving outcomes for families and children in courts nationwide. … Read more

Sheldon Spotted Elk Joins the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges as Program Director, Tribal Justice Partnerships

Sheldon Spotted Elk has joined the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) as program director, tribal justice partnerships. He has extensive expertise and regularly speaks on tribal law, child welfare, and juvenile law. His area of focus also includes cultural humility and ethics in children’s representation. “I am honored and excited to … Read more