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ERIC Number: ED179892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Pros and Cons of a Family Court: An Empirical Evaluation.
Woodard, Francis M.; Bahr, Stephen J.
A survey of judges, attorneys, and social service workers was used to ascertain the effectiveness of existing court systems in processing family cases and to determine if a family court could improve the administration of justice to families. The data suggested that: (1) the dual-court system and the training of lawyers, judges, and social service workers were limitations of the current system; (2) the philosophical schism between district court judges and domestic relations attorneys on the one hand and juvenile court judges and social service workers on the other was a problem which made it difficult for the legal profession and social service profession to work together in offering services to families in trouble; and (3) a family court is a viable alternative to the present dual-court system, proving itself to be effective in several states. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT.
Identifiers: Family Courts
Note: Best copy available; Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 19-22, 1978)