Budget cuts, distance learning, and managing public perception were just a few of the topics discussed by state directors of judicial branch education during a forum at the 2011 NASJE Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
NASJE’s Western Region held a regional meeting at the NASJE 2011 Conference.
The faculty, Lynn Hecht Schafran and Claudia J. Bayliff, discussed a very disturbing trend: The fact that the verbiage most commonly used to describe consensual sex is written in court decisions, newspaper articles, online blogs, and even spoken in news broadcasts to describe sexual violence against women and children.
The purpose of the Mental Competency – Best Practices Model is to present a body of practices deemed to be most effective and efficient for handling mental incompetency issues in the criminal justice and mental health systems.
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The executive board of the National Association of State Judicial Educators is pleased to announce the appointment of Cynthia D. Davis as director of the southeast region.
As the new president of NASJE, I would like to thank immediate past-president Judith Anderson for her leadership and vision. Judith worked hard to keep NASJE moving forward during a financially difficult year for the country.
I am truly honored to have served as NASJE’s President this past year and have thoroughly enjoyed working with the NASJE Board—one of the most dynamic, energetic, and forward thinking Boards I have ever experienced.
We have all heard of the law of unintended consequences…an adage or idiom that warns that an intervention in a complex system invariably creates unanticipated and often undesirable outcomes. It is a basic principle of economics, and governments struggle with unintended consequences to the policies that are set in place on a daily basis.
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges announces the appointment of Mari Kay Bickett as its Executive Director.
The NASJE Western Region hosted its conference in San Francisco, March 3-4, 2011. There were workshops on engaging learners, strategies to improve PowerPoint, evidence-based sentencing, fairness and bias issues. Participants had an opportunity to visit California’s television studio and learn how its judicial education division produces and delivers education programs through satellite television.
Please join us in welcoming our newest NASJE members.
The June 2011 edition of the E-SJI News is now available on the SJI website.