A community that embraces and fulfills the rights of all children, and safeguards the meaningful expression of their voices.
To ensure the health and well-being of children by advancing child rights-based programs, systems, policies, advocacy, and legal representation.
- Establish and sustain a Center for Children’s Rights as an intersectoral and transdisciplinary model for advancing the well-being of children.
- To educate the community on the principles of child rights and the translation of these principles and provisions into practice.
- 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.
- 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.
- To ensure all children have access to child-centered, rights-based legal representation and advocacy.
- To protect children from all forms of exploitation.
- 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.
- 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.