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
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A family court judge makes some of the most difficult and important decisions, yet these judges are often undervalued. Specialized judicial education...
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Active judicial case management is an essential element in moving families fairly, efficiently, and economically through the process.