The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is holding its annual conference in Chicago on July 12-15.
The conference offers a combination of workshops related to juvenile justice and child welfare. A few that looked particularly interesting:
*Front Loading the System: Powerful Tools for Early Permanency
* The Texas Model of Truancy Reduction: Responsibility, Accountability and Due Process (interesting, since the state is mostly known for its unproven daytime curfew experiment when it comes to truants)
*Trauma-informed Interventions for Youth with Behavior Problems in Juvenile and Family Courts
*What's In a Name? - Child Surname Issues (wonder if this is related to this study out of Shippensburg University)
*On Tuesday, July 14, there will also be an 8:30 a.m. session on hip-hop culture. It might be worth the price of admission just to watch judges take that information in with their morning coffee.
The fee for NCJFCJ members is $450; for non-members, it's $550. If you can register in the next three days, the fee is $25 less for either group.