The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) will host the 2024 National Conference on Juvenile Justice on March 17-20, 2024 in Cleveland, Ohio. The conference features plenary and breakout sessions on juvenile justice, trafficking, child welfare, court best practices, and innovative solutions. More information is available on the NCJFCJ website.
The Children’s Commission is offering reimbursement scholarships for qualifying Texas judges to attend the in-person 2024 National Conference on Juvenile Justice. Please note, this is a reimbursement scholarship and confirmed awardees will be required to cover their expenses up front in order to attend. Please read below for scholarship criteria, logistics, and a link to apply.
To be eligible for a scholarship from the Children’s Commission, applicants must handle civil child welfare cases. Preference is given to judges who have larger percentages of their docket dedicated to child welfare cases. Additionally, all scholarship recipients must agree to complete a post-event survey from the Children’s Commission.
This scholarship takes the form of reimbursed registration fees and allowable conference-related expenses, such as travel, lodging, and meals, up to $2,000 total. Any additional expenses must be covered by the scholarship recipient.
Scholarship Notification and Travel Logistics:
If you are awarded a scholarship, the Children’s Commission will notify you by December 15, 2023. Awardees will need to register themselves for the conference and make their own travel arrangements, including hotel reservations. Confirmed scholarship awardees may submit for reimbursement of eligible expenses upon return. For information regarding eligible travel expenses, please review the Commission’s travel reimbursement guidelines.
Please also note the following important dates:
- The early bird registration rate ends on February 7, 2024, and
- NCJFCJ’s final date to cancel registration is March 1, 2024 and an administrative fee may be incurred.
Scholarship awardees will be responsible for monitoring the NCJFCJ’s cancellation policies and cancelling their own registration and travel plans in a timely manner, should they become unable to attend. The Children’s Commission cannot offer reimbursement for those who incur costs and do not attend. More information on NCJFCJ’s cancellation policies is available under their registration webpage.
All scholarship awardees are responsible for monitoring notices and emails from the event organizer. The Children’s Commission is not affiliated with the event and may not be aware of notices issued by the event organizer regarding cancellation policies, CLE notices and reporting rules, notices or policies regarding COVID-19, etc.
For questions regarding this scholarship, please contact the Children's Commission at CCscholarships@txcourts.gov.
Application Link and Deadline to Apply:
Applications will be accepted until midnight on Thursday, December 7, 2023.
To apply for a scholarship, click the button below.