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TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

July 16-19, 2017 - National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) Annual Conference
The NCJFCJ will host its 80th Annual Conference in Washington DC featuring presentations on current and cutting edge topics that will inspire, provoke, and precipitate discussions about issues facing the juvenile and family court system. Plenary sessions highlighted by topic specific training tracks on family law, juvenile justice, child welfare, and family violence; as well as tracks featuring practical and innovative solutions are just the beginning of the educational offerings of the NCJFCJ's 80th Annual Conference.

NEW PUBLICATIONS

Webinar Recording Now Available! Developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Your School-Justice Partnership













The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges joined by the Honorable Steven Teske, Chief Judge, Clayton County, Georgia, introduces and discussed the steps to develop a MOU during this interactive online training.


A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is a critical document in establishing coordinated efforts in a school-justice partnership. A MOU is a multilateral agreement among multiple parties intended to express a common vision and line of action. MOUs in school-justice partnerships represent a collective commitment among schools, courts, and other relevant agencies, to adhere to specific principles and share responsibilities for the collaborative engagements. When developing a comprehensive MOU, stakeholders must specifically define the roles and responsibilities of each involved party, as well as clearly identify the areas of shared responsibility. All MOUs should be developed with the understanding that it is a living document and which will be subjected to regular revisions as changes in goals and dynamics require adaptation to sustain an effective collaborative.

New Publication! Developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for School-Justice Partnerships: Technical Assistance Tools


A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is a critical document in establishing coordinated efforts in a school-justice partnership. An MOU is a multilateral agreement among multiple parties intended to express a common vision and line of action. MOUs in school-justice partnerships represent a collective commitment among schools, courts, and other relevant agencies, to adhere to specific principles and share responsibilities for the collaborative’s engagements. When developing a comprehensive MOU, stakeholders must specifically define the roles and responsibilities of each involved party, as well as clearly identify the areas of shared responsibility. All MOUs should be developed with the understanding that it is a living document and will be subjected to regular revisions as changes in goals and dynamics will require adaptability to sustain an effective collaborative.

This fillable PDF technical assistance tool developed by the Honorable Steven Teske serves as a template that can be used to develop an MOU in your local jurisdiction.

Latest News & Events

June 21, 2017 Now Available! International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Training Portal
The Portal offers law enforcement, criminal justice, and school personnel an opportunity to gain critical knowledge and training on issues impacting youth in their community such as: school safety, safeguarding children of arrested parents, and child sex trafficking. Courses are self-paced, interactive, available 24/7, and free of charge. Current online courses include:

~ Introduction to Developing Rapport with Youth, Analyzing Juvenile Behavior, Juvenile Interviewing Techniques, and Juvenile Interrogation Techniques (law enforcement only)
~ Intermediate Juvenile Interview and Interrogation Techniques
~ Forming Your Safe School Planning Team
~ Assessing School Safety
~ Preparing for and Responding to a School Crisis
~ Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents

Click here to register today and create an account, where you will be able to track your course progress and print certificates once you have completed them. If you have any questions or need additional assistance, contact IACP at iacpyouth@theiacp.org

April 18, 2017 
Federal Grant School- Justice Awardees to Present Early Warning System Results of Pilot Program in Austintown, Boardman, Struthers and Mahoning County High School Districts
The pilot Early Warning System Program provides school districts with social services, mental and behavioral health screening, and in school evidence based programs to support schools and their students. On April 24, 2017, the progress made toward combating truancy and connecting students to needed resources during the 2016-2017 school year through the pilot program in Austintown, Boardman, Struthers, and Mahoning County High School Districts will be presented. Click here to read the press release article.

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The School-Justice Partnership Project newsletter contains up-to-date information relating to school discipline issues, law enforcement in schools, trauma, youth mental and behavioral health issues, and the intersection of schools and the juvenile justice system. Each issue will feature resources that are relevant to the myriad issues facing communities, and tips for enhancing collaboration within jurisdictions. To subscribe to the newsletter, click here.

2017 Issues
School Climate

2016 Issues
Homeless and Youth in Foster Care
Family Engagement
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students
Tribes and Native American Youth
Trauma-Informed Classrooms
Restorative Justice
Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)
Disproportionate Minority Contact
The Achievement Gap
School Engagement and Connectedness

2015 Issues

Chronic Absenteeism and Truancy
What are School-Based Arrests and Referrals?

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