The 2016 Justice Innovation Awards Call For Nominations

(Reno, Nev.) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is conducting a call for nominations for the 2016 Justice Innovation Awards, which recognizes honorees who innovatively rethink, reimagine and redefine justice for children and families.

The Innovator of the Year Award will honor an active, in-good-standing NCJFCJ member who has inspired, sponsored, promoted, or led an innovation or accomplishment of national significance in juvenile justice, child abuse and neglect, family law and/or domestic violence. 

The Impact of the Year Award will recognize individuals, state/local courts, law firms, advocacy groups, or service providers from the NCJFCJ’s 79th Annual Conference host-state of California. The award will honor those who have been instrumental in leading or implementing significant improvements or innovations which advance the mission of the NCJFCJ in any of the following ways: practice improvements implemented state or jurisdiction-wide; state/local legislation or other regulatory improvements; unique state/local court programs or services; courtroom management and/or technology; and/or extraordinary efforts in pro bono work.

The NCJFCJ’s mission is to provide all judges, courts, and related agencies involved with juvenile, family, and domestic violence cases with the knowledge and skills to improve the lives of the families and children who seek justice.

The 2016 Justice Innovation Awards, rethink. reimagine. redefine. will take place during the NCJFCJ’s 79th Annual Conference in Monterey, Calif. at the Hyatt Regency, July 17-20, 2016.

The nomination period will close on April 8, 2016. For more information and to nominate, please visit:

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