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. Specifically, our mission is to:
- Strengthen the Delivery of Legal Services for Children: The NACC works to ensure that children are provided with well resourced, high-quality legal counsel when their welfare is at stake.
- Enhance the Quality of Legal Services Affecting Children: The NACC establishes standards of practice and provides training, education, and technical assistance to promote high-quality legal services.
- Improve Courts and Agencies Serving Children: The NACC promotes systemic improvement in our child serving agencies and court systems.
- Advance the Rights and Interests of Children: The NACC promotes law and policy that advance the welfare of children.