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Eryn Branch Smiling

Eryn Branch, MA

Program Director, Cross-System Collaboration | Family Violence & Domestic Relations
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

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Ms. Branch oversees multiple NCJFCJ projects related to children and youth exposed to violence and the systems designed to protect and support them. She directs projects focused on enhanced responses in custody, child support, and child protection systems in the context of domestic violence and provides guidance and oversight to a number of demonstration initiatives, including the Family Court Enhancement Project, the Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence and Child Welfare, and Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth.

Connie Hickman Tanner

Connie Hickman Tanner, JD

Chief Program Officer
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

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Connie Hickman Tanner oversees the Child Welfare and Juvenile Law Department and Family Violence and Domestic Relations Department at the NCJFCJ.
Heather Hull Smiling

Heather Hull

Program Specialist | Family Violence & Domestic Relations
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

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In her current role, Ms. Hull coordinates meetings and trainings for Linking Systems of Care and the Judicial Engagement Network, as well as assisting in meetings and trainings for several other NCJFCJ grant projects.

Hunter Hurst

Hunter Hurst

Senior Research Associate
National Center for Juvenile Justice

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Mr. Hurst's work over the years has included data support initiatives to enhance systems integration and provide jurisdiction-specific technical assistance. He is assigned a website and state technical assistance support role in Linking Systems of Care.

Jessica Pearce

Jessica Pearce

Site Manager | Child Welfare and Juvenile Law
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

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Ms. Pearce is an expert in working with demonstration sites to develop and implement comprehensive strategic plans; writing and administering federal grant funding; and creating interactive educational opportunities for juvenile and family court professionals. Ms. Pearce is working with the Linking Systems of Care demonstration sites and is working to create dynamic educational tools for the project.

Michelle Robinson Chillin'

Michele Robinson

Senior Program Manager | Family Violence & Domestic Relations
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

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Michele Robinson has coordinated site based demonstration initiatives through the Office on Violence Against Women’s Justice for Families Grant Project. She is the Project Coordinator on the Linking Systems of Care project and works closely with NCJFCJ TTA teams, OVC, and LSC State Demonstration sites to coordinate training, technical assistance, and deliverables. She is responsible for organizing state efforts to establish a coordinated response and assist in grant deliverables, TTA, grant management, liaising with TTA teams, national steering committee, demonstration sites, OVC, and other national partners.

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Wendy Schiller

Site Manager | Juvenile Law Programs
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

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Ms. Schiller has worked for NCJFCJ for fifteen years, and as a Site Manager, she facilitates on-site technical assistance, leads comprehensive court demonstration projects, manages federal grants, and researches evidence-based practices to improve social justice systems. Ms. Schiller specializes in facilitating strategic planning activities for multidisciplinary stakeholder groups during large-scale implementation/improvement efforts.