What does the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts do?
Panelist Gina Wood (Director of Policy and Planning, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies) with CFCC Senior Fellow Gloria Danziger at the 2011 Urban Child Symposium, one of CFCC's annual conferences.
As a national leader in the movement to reform the family justice system, CFCC generates policy initiatives, prepares action-oriented reports and projects, and provides educational programs that focus on relationships among parents, children and the judiciary.
CFCC engages in the following activities to support the center's overarching principles
- Help jurisdictions create, implement, or improve their Unified Family Courts.
- Formulate performance standards and measures to assess a Unified Family Court's operation.
- Analyze case data to evaluate family court effectiveness.
- Assist jurisdictions to identify and adopt promising family law and family court practices
- For attorneys, law students, judges, court professionals, service providers, and academics.
- In collaboration with organizations such as the American Bar Association, the National Center for State Courts, and the Assocition of Family and Conciliation Courts.
- Develop outcome and peformance measures
- Collect and analyze case data
- Develop and administer surveys
- Produce evaluations and recommendations for future implementation
Jurisdictions grappling with family justice system reform benefit from sharing information.
CFCC convenes conferences for the judicial, legal, and court communities on the latest developments and initiatives in the field.
In addition to conferences, see the full list of CFCC's workshops and trainings.
- Newsletter and e-newsletters on family justice issues
- Reports on family court issues
- Collection and analysis of data and studies from existing Unified Family Courts
- Up-to-date information on Unified Family Court developments.
For a full list of CFCC's materials, visit CFCC's Publications page.