CFCC's Truancy Court Program was recognized in 2012 by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, as a Bright Idea. Bright Ideas recognizes and shares innovative government programs and partnerships. Learn more here .
CFCC has been instrumental in the development of the unified family court system in Maryland and throughout the nation.
Robert M. Bell, Chief Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals
Welcome to the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts. We are committed to ensure that the practice of family law in Maryland, nationally, and around the world improves the lives of families and the health of communities.
To accomplish this goal, CFCC works to:
CFCC’s Director, Professor Barbara Babb, authored a chapter in a new book edited by Richard L. Wiener and Eve M. Brank, Problem Solving Courts: Social Science and Legal Perspectives, published by Springer. Professor Babb’s chapter, “Unified Family Courts: An Interdisciplinary Framework and a Problem-Solving Approach,” provides an argument and a blueprint for Unified Family Courts using the problem-solving perspective.