The New York State Coalition for More Family Court Judges is a coalition of over 80 organizations from all across New York State, including NYLAG, that have come together to ensure that New York State provides for more resources for Family Courts, including at least 20 more Family Court Judges statewide to provide justice for families.
Family Court is desperately short of judicial resources. While the Family Court has made extraordinary efforts to address the overwhelming needs of the children and families before it, the shortage leads to unconscionable delays; the instability, trauma and uncertainty of delays cause irreparable damage to New York’s children and grave risk to victims of domestic violence. These delays cost taxpayers money.
New York’s most vulnerable children and families depend on the Family Court system to address some of the most important decisions of their lives. Current limited resources create a backlog that has led to long delays for families, victims of violence and children, effectively closing the doors to justice for those who need it the most.
Click here to visit the New York State Coalition for More Family Court Judges website and learn more.
Click here to watch a video, showing the impact of delay on children and families.
Click here to send a letter to the Governor and other Legislators to pass the law for more Family Court Judges.
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