The Children's Commission routinely offers scholarships to qualifying judges to cover the registration fee and occasionally other related travel expenses to attend several yearly national and state conferences.

Criteria to receive a scholarship is determined per conference and announced as available; preference may be given to judges who have not received scholarships from the Children’s Commission in the past 1-2 years. 

Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Track at the annual State Bar of Texas’ Advanced Family Law (AFL) Conference 

The AFL Course offers a day-long Child Abuse and Neglect Track each year during the annual State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law MCLE. This one-day training covers current topics of interest to Texas attorneys who practice on the CPS docket.

This year’s live State Bar of Texas Child Abuse and Neglect One-Day Track will be held on August 9, 2017, in San Antonio, with video replays in Houston on September 22, 2017; in Dallas on September 29, 2017; and in South Padre on October 13, 2017.

Judges who are interested in attending may contact Texas Bar CLE directly to register for free. 

The Children's Commission funds limited scholarships for qualifying judges to the annual conference of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ).

The 80th Annual Conference will be July 16-19, 2017 in Washington, D.C. For conference information, please visit the NCJFCJ conference web page