About Us

Vision

A community that embraces and fulfills the rights of all children, and safeguards the meaningful expression of their voices.

Mission

To ensure the health and well-being of children by advancing child rights-based programs, systems, policies, advocacy, and legal representation.

Goals

  1.  Establish and sustain a Center for Children’s Rights as an intersectoral and transdisciplinary model for advancing the well-being of children.
  2.  To educate the community on the principles of child rights and the translation of these principles and provisions into practice.
  3. To address discrimination against children, ensure consideration of their best interests in decisions affecting them, and provide a voice for children in all public and private sector spaces.
  4. To ensure that within the juvenile justice, child welfare, legal, and other public systems, no child is subjected to cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment; all children are treated in a manner consistent with the promotion of their sense of dignity; and all appropriate measures are taken to promote their subsequent physical psychological recovery and social reintegration.
  5. To ensure all children have access to child-centered, rights-based legal representation and advocacy.
  6. To protect children from all forms of exploitation.
  7. To ensure that all children have access to education, health care, leisure and recreation and a standard of living required for optimal survival and development.
  8. To evaluate the outcomes of the Center with metrics that will assess the Center’s success and advance a child rights-based approach to the health and well-being of children.