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Education Opportunities

Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop

Next scheduled session:  December 8 - 11, 2019

The National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence (NJIDV), a partnership of Futures Without Violence and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, offers hands-on, highly interactive workshops that will provide an essential foundation for new and experienced state, tribal and territorial judges and judicial officers to enhance their skills in handling civil and criminal domestic violence cases. Judicial participants will leave the workshop with greater knowledge and skills for handling cases involving domestic violence.

Continuing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Program

Next scheduled session:  to be announced

The Continuing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases (CJS) Program is specifically designed for judges who have successfully completed the Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop. The CJS Program addresses judges’ specific assignments at a more intensive level and introduces new topics of special interest. The CJS Program offers a choice among several 1-day special topic courses and several 1.5-day court assignment courses. The Program begins Thursday at 8:30 a.m. and concludes on Saturday at noon.

CJS: Family Court Assignment Course

Next scheduled session:  to be announced

The CJS: Family Court Assignment Course is designed as a highly interactive small group seminars of twenty participants. This course focuses exclusively on judges who are assigned to the Family court assignment.

CJS: Civil Protection Order Court Assignment Course

Next scheduled session:  August 22 - 23, 2019

The CJS: Civil Protection Order Court Assignment Course is designed as a highly interactive small group seminars of twenty participants.

CJS Program: Immigration & Trafficking Special Topic Course

Next scheduled session:  to be announced

The Continuing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases (CJS) Program is specifically designed for judges who have successfully completed the Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop (EJS). The CJS Program Special Topic Courses addresses judges’ specific challenges in new or emerging complex topics facing the courts. This specific course is 1 day.

Enhancing Judicial Skills in Elder Abuse Cases Workshop

Next scheduled session:  September 22 - 25, 2019

The workshop addresses elder abuse topics using hypothetical case problems, role-plays, small-group workshops, and faculty demonstrations. The highly interactive format enables judges and judicial officers from different jurisdictions and levels of experience to learn from one another as well as from faculty experts.

Judicial Institute on Teen Dating Violence

Next scheduled session:  to be announced

The workshop will address teen dating violence topics using hypothetical case problems, role-play exercises, small group discussions, and faculty demonstrations. This highly interactive format enables judges from different jurisdictions and levels of experience to learn from one another.