Empowering Courts to Best Serve Families and Children

For families who need the family court’s core functions of fact-finding, enforcement, and protection, access to a judge and appropriate court services must be prompt and consistent.

The Honoring Families Initiative seeks to:

  • Cultivate committed and knowledgeable judges
  • Share proven practices with respect to docket management, judicial case management, and triage
  • Empower courts and court staff to innovate in the face of decreasing court budgets
A family court judge makes some of the most difficult and important decisions, yet these judges are often undervalued. Specialized judicial education...
Active judicial case management is an essential element in moving families fairly, efficiently, and economically through the process.