(Reno, Nev.) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) received a total of $10.3 million, a 29 percent increase from the previous year, in new and continuing grants during the fiscal year ending in 2014. The NCJFCJ, based on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, is devoted to ensuring justice and improving outcomes for families and children in courts nationwide.
One of the largest and oldest judicial membership organizations in the nation, the NCJFCJ provides judges with ongoing education, training and technical assistance to make the best possible decision for children and families in courts. The $10.3 million in funding supports NCJFCJ projects that focus on a variety of areas that include: domestic violence; child protection and custody; domestic child sex trafficking; keeping kids in school and out of court; preventing substance abuse; juvenile justice; juvenile treatment drug courts; trauma-informed justice; military families; reducing recidivism; research and data; and more.
Additionally, the NCJFCJ has already received $9.6 million in new and continuing funding for 2015.
The following funders financially supported the organization’s mission of improving the outcomes for children and families: U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and National Institute of Justice; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; State Justice Institute; The Annie E. Casey Foundation; Roxie and Azad Joseph Foundation Trust; Atlantic Philanthropies; Open Society Foundations; MacArthur Foundation; Westat; American Institutes for Research; The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust; Public Welfare Foundation; The Pew Charitable Trusts; State of Nevada; State of Hawaii; State of Wisconsin; and George Junior Republic.
Founded in 1937, the Reno, Nev.-based National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, is the nation’s oldest judicial membership organization and focused on improving the effectiveness of our nation’s juvenile and family courts. A leader in continuing education opportunities, research, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the 2,000-member organization is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide.