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Educational Opportunities

In order to fulfill our mission of providing key stakeholders with the knowledge and skills to improve the lives of families and children who seek justice, the NCJFCJ offers various educational opportunities to those serving juvenile and family courts. Our conferences, courses, and hands-on, interactive workshops educate family court professionals on new research, case management strategies, and best practices for family and juvenile courts. These educational events cover a wide range of juvenile and family law topics including child abuse and neglect, trauma, custody and visitation, high conflict divorce, juvenile justice, domestic violence, substance abuse, and more. 

The NCJFCJ contracts with system stakeholders to provide educational programs for judicial officers and other justice system professionals. Education programs can range from providing dynamic keynote/plenary speakers to comprehensive training conferences that span several days. As a training organization with substantial expertise in developing and facilitating national, regional, state, and local programs, we draw upon our network of judges and content experts on staff and in the field to provide you with sessions, materials, and evaluation tools tailored to meet your specific educational needs. Popular topics our faculty teach on across the nation and internationally include (but are not limited to): judicial leadership, legal ethics, evidence, divorce and custody, child support, military families and the law, trauma-informed justice, psychology and the law (e.g., implicit bias), performance measurement and evidence-based practice, domestic violence, child and adolescent development, juvenile justice, and abuse and neglect.

For examples of past and upcoming conferences and educational opportunities, please click here. If you are interested in having a fee-for-service training in your jurisdiction, please contact Amy Saathoff at to inquire about available faculty as well as format, topics, and pricing options.

As the oldest judicial membership organization in the nation with more than 75 years of experience providing top quality education to justice system professionals, we look forward to working with you to provide an effective and meaningful training program to encourage improved outcomes for children, families, victims, and communities.