CJS: Family Court Assignment Course
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 addresses judges’ specific assignments at a more intensive level and introduces new topics of special interest. This specific course is 1.5 days.
Participants who attend the CJS: Family Court Assignment Course will be better able to:
- Evaluate whether domestic violence cases are appropriate for ADR processes in family courts, and, if so, develop safeguards to use in those cases;
- Promote safety and accountability in all family court-related interventions, such as custody evaluations and assignment of parenting coordinators, GALs, parenting education, supervised visitation, and arbitration;
- Craft effective parenting orders to match unique family circumstances and needs; and
- Determine the appropriate role of the family court to monitor and review custody/parenting decisions.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
All state and tribal court judges and judicial officers (commissioners, referees, etc.) nationwide who have successfully completed the EJS are eligible to attend the workshops, but priority will be given to judges from jurisdictions currently receiving one of the following OVW Grants: (1) Grants to Encourage Arrest, (2) STOP Violence Against Indian Women Grants, or (3) Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enforcement Grant; (4) Court Training and Improvement Program. Program Priority is also given to OVW funded agencies jurisdictions that send more than one judge. The program is offered free of charge. Local OVW funded agencies and some courts might cover their judges’ travel and per diem costs. All participants are responsible for their own travel and per diem costs.