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The mission of the Judicial Engagement Network (JEN) is to identify, engage, encourage, and support Judges nationally who will lead the effort to improve court responses to domestic and teen dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

The Judicial Engagement Network (JEN) is an important resource dedicated to creating a national community of judges committed to helping fellow judicial officers with a wide range of issues affecting domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking prosecutions. JEN judges are leaders, thinkers, scholars, and jurists who work with community members and national organizations to improve responses to these crimes in their jurisdiction. JEN judges work in all communities (rural and metro) and in all types of courts (juvenile, family, civil and criminal). JEN is made up of both experienced judges and those that are new to the bench.


Network Benefits

  • Access to resources on cutting edge judicial leadership practices to enhance system responses to domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  • Assistance in identifying and promulgating new approaches to advance victim safety and offender accountability and build leadership capacity
  • Opportunities to connect with other judicial leaders in order to share promising practices and approaches to enhancing system responses to domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking

Thank you for your interest in the Judicial Engagement Network. To apply to be a Network Judge, please Complete the Application

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.

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