Innovation Around the Country

State courts and communities are increasingly turning to new, innovative processes and programs in an effort to meet the mounting challenges they face, including:

  • Decreasing budgets;
  • The rise in self-represented litigants;
  • The well-documented harm that can befall children caught up in parental conflict; and
  • Other realities impacting the family court system.

The Honoring Families Initiative monitors, researches, and provides information on these innovative programs around the country.

States are increasingly turning to simplified processes to make the system easier for families to navigate.
In family cases, courts around the country are exploring ways to better match families with the services they need.
Comprehensive and continuing judicial education across many complicated issues and areas of law is necessary for family court judges.