The Institute for New Juvenile and Family Court Judges is designed specifically for state and tribal judicial officers who are new to the bench, newly assigned to a juvenile or family rotation, or who are returning to the juvenile and family court bench after other assignments and desire a refresher course.
This intensive and interactive program is designed so participants can leave with increased knowledge, practical tools, and an essential foundation of best practices to use in the cases coming before them.
Who Should Attend?
The Institute is designed for judicial officers who are new to the juvenile and family court bench or who are returning to the bench after other assignments.
- Judicial ethics and decision making
- Adults and parenting
- Child development
- Implicit bias and cultural considerations
- Best practices in child welfare cases
- Juvenile justice and trauma-informed decision making
- Mental health and substance Abuse
- Domestic violence
- Interviewing children; children as witnesses
- Self-represented litigants
- Judicial leadership