National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
The VISION of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is for a society in which every family and child has access to fair, equal, effective, and timely justice.
The MISSION of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is to provide all judges, courts, and related agencies involved with juvenile, family, and domestic violence cases with the knowledge and skills to improve the lives of the families and children who seek justice.
As revised and adopted by the Board of Trustees at their Mid-Winter Meeting, January 28, 2009 in Reno, Nevada.
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges will seek to fulfill its MISSION through the following GOALS:
Improving the standards, practices, and effectiveness of the nation's courts handling juvenile delinquency, family law, dependency, and domestic violence cases;
Providing training for judges and other professionals who serve in these courts;
Providing support for judges and other professionals through continuing education, research, publications, and technical assistance;
Providing technical support to court systems regarding their structure, management, and procedures;
Contributing to the development and implementation of national policy, standards, and procedures regarding children and families;
Acknowledging and upholding the rights of all parties and victims, the safety of all family members, and the safety of the community;
Informing the nation as to the work of the courts that hear juvenile delinquency, family law, dependency, and domestic violence cases.
Adopted by the Board of Trustees at their Annual Meeting, July 11, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois.