Resource Letter:
For Judges Handling Child Protective Services Cases
April 11, 2019
Save the Date: 2019 Child Welfare Judicial Conference
The Children’s Commission, in partnership with the Texas Center for the Judiciary, will host the 12 th Annual Child Welfare Judges Conference at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol in Austin, Texas, in October 2019. The program will start on Monday morning, October 21, and end mid-day on October 23, 2019.

As in years past, the conference will offer continuing education credits. Please look for an additional announcement regarding the conference agenda and registration details in June 2019.
Reminder: NCJFCJ 82 nd Annual Conference Scholarship Deadline
The Children’s Commission through its conference partner, Texas Center for the Judiciary, is offering scholarships for qualifying judges to attend the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ (NCJFCJ) 82 nd Annual Conference, to be held on July 28-31, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. All scholarship recipients will also receive a one-year NCJFCJ membership. Please visit the NCJFCJ Annual Conference web page for more information.

To be eligible for a scholarship, participants must hear civil child welfare cases. Additionally, all applicants must agree to attend the Children’s Commission annual Child Welfare Judges Conference, to be held October 21-23, 2019, in Austin, Texas. Preference is given to judges who hear a high percentage of child welfare cases. More information about scholarship criteria and logistics is available on the judicial scholarships page of the Children’s Commission website.
Please link to the NCJFCJ Conference scholarship application to complete the application. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is midnight on this Friday, April 12, 2019 .
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For a complete list of  Jurist in Residence Letters , please visit the Children's Commission website. Information provided by the Children’s Commission should not be read as a commentary by the Supreme Court of Texas or any other court. For more information about the Children’s Commission, please visit our  website .