The Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts (CFCC supports families, communities and the legal system to improve the lives of children and families and to strengthen communities.
Since its founding in 2000, CFCC has been a national leader in the movement to reform the family justice system to produce best outcomes for families and children. Our focus has been to encourage lawyers and judges to apply the law and legal processes in ways that account for the complex circumstances that affect individuals’ and families’ lives. We hope to build on this legacy by collaborating with families, community partners and legal system actors to support families in a way prevents unnecessary legal system involvement.
We develop educational programs for law students and practicing attorneys, and we implement our philosophy through advocacy, professional trainings, and a range of community-based activities that have a direct impact on children, families and communities.