Submitted by National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ):The Honorable Chris WickhamThe Honorable Chris Wickham, superior court judge for Thurston County Superior Court, Washington, has been elected to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) as a member of the board of directors.Judge Wickham has served as Family Court Commissioner and then Superior Court Judge in Thurston County, Washington since 1991. He has participated on various boards, committees, and task forces in Washington State including the Gender and Justice Commission, Board of Judicial Administration (co-chair with Chief Justice Madsen 2012-2014) and Certified Guardian Board (chair, 2010-2012). He has been a trainer and technical advisor nationally in the areas of domestic violence and elder abuse since 2002. Judge Wickham is a graduate of Cornell University and Hastings College of Law.Judge Wickham continues to serve as faculty for the NCJFCJ’s National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence, which has educated more than 60,000 judicial officers in handing domestic violence cases since 1994.“Judge Wickham has been a constant leader in the NCJFCJ, and it was a natural transition for him to now lead in this new way on the board of directors,” said Judge Darlene Byrne, NCJFCJ president. “I look forward to our years of service together, knowing we will do good work together for children and families in this country that seek justice from our family courts.” Facebook24Tweet0Pin0 About the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ):Founded in 1937, the Reno, Nev.-based National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, is the nation’s oldest judicial membership organization and focused on improving the effectiveness of our nation’s juvenile and family courts. A leader in continuing education opportunities, research, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the 2,000-member organization is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide.