In today’s world, millions of children are the subjects of judicial proceedings each year. They are involved in the court system as victims of child abuse and neglect; as subjects of custody, visitation, and adoption proceedings; as juvenile offenders; and as participants in civil damages litigation.
At the National Association of Counsel for Children, our mission is to improve the lives of children and families by ensuring that these proceedings produce justice. As a multidisciplinary membership organization, we work to strengthen legal advocacy for children and families by:
- Strengthening the Delivery of Legal Services: The NACC works to ensure that children and families are provided well resourced, high-quality legal advocates when their rights are at stake.
- Enhancing the Quality of Legal Services Affecting Children: The NACC implements best practices by providing certification, training, education, and technical assistance to promote specialized, high-quality legal advocacy.
- Improving Courts and Agencies: The NACC promotes systemic improvement in our child and family serving agencies, institutions, and court systems.
- Advancing the Rights and Interests of Children and Families: The NACC promotes a safe and nurturing childhood through legal and policy advocacy for the rights and interests of children and families.