The National Council of Family and Juvenile Court Judges (NCJFCJ) held the Second National Summit on Courts and Military-Connected Families September 23-24, 2019, at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
The one-and-a-half-day Summit brought together members and staff of the military-related committees of the NCJFCJ, subject matter experts, representatives of national-level organizations that serve military-connected families, stakeholders with local and state government and nonprofit organizations, and members of the civilian and military communities of two demonstration sites selected for this SJI-funded project. The Summit’s purpose was to advance the national discussion by those who engage with justice-involved service members, National Guard, Reserve, and veteran populations on how best to assist when they interface with juvenile and family courts. The Summit was a focused and targeted “deep dive” into the realities of the information and practices needed to promote effective court/military systems communication and collaboration. SJI Board Chair Chief Justice John Minton from Kentucky gave opening remarks.
The Summit report is available on the NCJFJC website.