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WELCOME to the Judicial Engagement Network (JEN) website. JEN is a national community of engaged judges and judicial officers leading efforts to focus on and improve community, judicial, and court response to domestic violence and sexual assault. On this website, you will find resources that are informative, and specific to judges working to change their jurisdictions. We invite you to explore the website and reach out to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges if you have questions or if you are interested in becoming a member.

 

Where it all Began

The Judicial Engagement Network (JEN) began as an identified need to engage the judiciary in communities to strive for judicial excellence. Because courts hold a unique position in protecting social values, it places judges in an important position to lead changes in their own courts and communities. Through JEN, judges and judicial officers will be able to connect within a network of judges to promote best judicial practices, trends, and successful outcomes that are based on principle and better outcomes for families. Judges will be able to, in a network of their peers, craft and hone leadership skills to effect change in their communities, share practices, and pass knowledge to the next generation of judges.