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OJJDP FY 09 Child Abuse Training for Judicial and Court Personnel

Award Information

Award #
2009-MU-MU-K001
Location
Awardee County
Washoe
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2009
Total funding (to date)
$6,964,834

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $2,454,950)

The National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges will provide targeted training and technical assistance services to more than 30 dependency and family courts at the local and state level by utilizing the OJJDP-funded Model Courts program, tracking and disseminating performance of the participating courts' progress in implementing best practices in child welfare and dependency cases, offering child abuse and neglect training institutes for newly appointed family court judges, developing and disseminating publications on best practices and emerging court trends, and leveraging relationships with national organizations who are at the vanguard of national child welfare policy.

CA/NCF

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)will provide judicial, legal, and social service professionals with the training and technical assistance they need to meet the numerous challenges facing juvenile and family courts through its Model Courts project. The Model Courts project strives to reduce the number of, and achieve better outcomes for, foster children by improving dependency court practice through judicially-led system reform.

The authorizing legislation for this program is the Victims of Child Abuse Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 13001 et seq.

NCA/NCF

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) will provide judicial, legal, and social service professionals with the training and technical assistance they need to meet the numerous challenges facing juvenile and family courts through its Model Courts project. The Model Courts project strives to reduce the number of, and achieve better outcomes for, children in the child welfare system by improving dependency court practice through judicially-led system reform. The project also strives to eliminate racial disproportionality in the child welfare system and to address the needs of multi-system involved children and youth. The authorizing legislation for this program is the Victims of Child Abuse Act, 42 U.S.C. Sections 13022-13023. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 21, 2009