The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) received 10 awards totaling more than $4.5 million to aid in their domestic violence work. Educating more than 60,000 judicial officers and other leaders, the NCJFCJ is one of the largest and oldest judicial membership organization in the nation.
“The NCJFCJ is extraordinarily committed to promoting safety and accountability in cases involving domestic violence. Our judges see – on a daily basis – the intergenerational consequences of domestic violence and want to lead their courts and communities in early and effective intervention,” said Maureen Sheeran, chief program officer, family violence and domestic relations.
The $4.5 million in funding will assist NCJFCJ projects like: teen dating violence, elder abuse, child protection and custody, firearms and domestic violence, children exposed to domestic violence and more.
“This funding will allow us to continue to provide the best education and practical assistance to judges and other professionals working to protect domestic violence victims and their children and hold offenders accountable,” said Sheeran.