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.

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