Resource Letter:

For Judges Handling Child Welfare Cases

April 28, 2023

Judicial Scholarship Opportunity to NCJFCJ 86th Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD

The Children’s Commission is offering up to 11 reimbursement scholarships for qualifying Texas judges to attend the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ (NCJFCJ) 86th Annual Conference on July 16-19, 2023 in Baltimore, Maryland. More information about the conference is available on the NCJFCJ 86th Annual Conference website.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must handle civil child welfare cases, and preference will be given to judges who have larger percentages of their docket dedicated to such cases. The scholarship will take the form of reimbursed registration fees and allowable conference-related expenses such as travel, lodging, and meals, up to $2,100 total. Any additional expenses must be covered by the scholarship recipient.

All applicants must also agree to complete a post-event survey from the Children’s Commission. For more information about the scholarship and to submit an application, please visit the Judicial Scholarships webpage.

Please note, the application period for this scholarship opportunity will close at midnight on Thursday, May 11, 2023.

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