The Children's Commission has developed a number of judicial education
Child Welfare Judges Conference (CWJC)
Each year, the Children's Commission plans the Child Welfare Judges Conference (CWJC) through the Commission's grant with the Texas Center for the Judiciary. TCJ specializes in judicial education and training opportunities for active, retired, and former Texas appellate, district and county court at law judges, as well as associate judges and court personnel.
The November 13-15, 2017 CWJC was attended by 80+ judges from across the state and was well received. The Child Protection Court (CPC) Judges also attended a ½ day session on the first day of the conference to discuss issues unique to CPC courts such as Child Protection Case Management System (CPCMS).
The 2018 Child Welfare Judges Conference is scheduled November 12-14 in Georgetown, Texas.
Family Justice Conference
In addition to the annual Child Welfare Judges Conference, the Children's Commission sponsors a half-day track at the annual Family Justice Conference hosted by the Texas Center for the Judiciary in January of each year. The 2018 conference was held January 22-23 in Bastrop. Please look for announcements regarding the next conference from the Texas Center for the Judiciary or through the Children’s Commission’s Jurist in Residence letters.
Past Summits and Conferences:
Implicit Bias in Judicial Decision-Making