Beyond the Bench 2019

Beyond the Bench 25: Joining Forces for a Better Future for Children and Families will take place in San Diego on December 17–18, 2019, with pre-conference events on December 16, 2019. The early-bird registration fee for the core, 2-day conference is $400. The daily rate is $225.  The rate for preconference events is still in the planning stage.

The landscape of child welfare and juvenile justice is changing rapidly. Attendees depend on Beyond the Bench’s tradition of multi-disciplinary learning and collaboration to provide innovative solutions for adapting to new policies and practices and improving outcomes for children, youth, and families.

This statewide conference brings together judges, court professionals, attorneys, social workers, probation officers, agency leaders, students, volunteers, advocates and subject matter experts, mental and behavioral health specialists, educators, and other system partners. The conference strives to transform practice by:

  • Immersing participants in content addressing the new landscape of child welfare and juvenile justice at the federal, state and local levels;
  • Exploring how changes to accessing services and our understanding of trauma, mental and behavior health issues affect outcomes for children, youth and families;
  • Recognizing leading edge approaches to issues of race, disproportionality, poverty, and bias;
  • Listening to youth perspectives;
  • Providing an environment to explore practical and effective solutions spanning case types and disciplines; and
  • Describing and discussing core, collateral, and crossover juvenile law issues.

The Judicial Council of California, Center for Families, Children & the Courts (CFCC), is an approved MCLE provider #4781. Approval requests are pending for approximately 100 hours of MCLE credit (Rule 3.601(c)).

The Judicial Council of California, Center for Families, Children & the Courts (CFCC), provider number 58804, is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for BBS licensees. CFCC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This training is currently being reviewed to determine how many hours meet the qualifications for continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

The Judicial Council of California is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Judicial Council of California maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Judicial Council of California, Center for Families, Children & the Courts (CFCC) will seek credits provided by BCSS for STC credits for probation officers for appropriate courses.

If you have any questions about the program, please email beyondthebench@jud.ca.gov or by phone 415-865-7599.

Beyond the Bench Staff