Our Work

We advocate for kids in and out of the courtroom.

We believe in the principle that kids have indivisible and interdependent rights. To protect those rights we are committed to:

Our rights-respecting framework relies on four main pillars:

  • Nondiscrimination – Children deserve to be treated fairly and with respect;
  • Right to life, survival, and development – Children have a right to basic things to live, survive, and develop;
  • Best interests of children – Decisions that affect children, whether in the courtroom, community, or systems should always be asking “is this decision good for kids?”; and
  • Respect for the views of children – Children need to participate and have their views and voices considered when decisions affecting them are being made.

Interested in learning more about a rights respecting framework and why it matters? Learn more from Jacksonville’s Children’s Ombudsperson and CCR Associate, Garry Bevel.