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The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) recently announced it raised $12.9 million in awards in 2018 to advance health outcomes for children and families. The rewards mark the highest amount of funding the organization has received in its history.

NCJFCJ dedicates its funds towards child and family-related projects focused on areas such as child protection, domestic violence, and foster care. Last year, NCJFCJ launched an initiative with the Department of Defense to allow NCJFCJ to identify and recruit juvenile and family courts that have jurisdiction with a higher military presence, in addition to a number of other efforts that will benefit juveniles and military families. The organization is currently working with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women to launch a multi-year project to improve the implementation of domestic violence and firearm laws in 10 different communities, with the hopes that domestic abusers will have restricted access to firearms, therefore strengthening protection of victims and communities.

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges seeks to address a myriad of issues in juvenile and family justice. Among some of these issues include: child abuse and neglect, adoption and foster care, juvenile justice, and addiction disorder.

This was reported by Cision PR Newswire on January 28, 2019.

Contact Information: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, P.O. Box 8970, Reno, Nevada 89507; (775) 507-4848; Website: www.ncjfcj.orgĀ 

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