Celebrating 20 Years of CFCC

A Message from Our Director

These past 20 years have been a journey full of passion, innovation, and impact in family justice system reform. I am extremely proud of all that CFCC has accomplished, and I am deeply grateful to everyone who has contributed to and has supported CFCC’s work.

Since CFCC’s beginning, we have been deeply involved in family justice system reform, advocating for unified family courts, the application of therapeutic jurisprudence, and the use of an ecological approach in family law matters. We have worked with courts and the legal community nationally and internationally to adopt perspectives and practices that lead to positive outcomes for children and families who come to court.

Through the CFCC Student Fellows Program, an experiential law school course for J.D. candidates, and the Post-J.D. Certificate in Family Law, CFCC has created life-changing opportunities for students and family law practitioners to broaden their understanding of families’ problems and to see the power of therapeutic jurisprudence and an ecological perspective in action.

Our Truancy Court Program is an excellent demonstration of CFCC’s and the University of Baltimore’s commitment to community engagement. The program has made, a valuable contribution to Maryland schools and communities, and a national model in data-driven truancy prevention strategies.

I invite you to celebrate with us on April 8 from 5:30-7 pm as we share in-depth insights into CFCC’s work.

Professor Barbara Babb

Founder and Director, Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts.

The Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts (CFCC) is celebrating two important milestones: the 20th anniversary of the founding of CFCC and the 15th anniversary of CFCC’s Truancy Court Program.

Join the Celebration

On April 8, 2021, from 5:30 to 7 pm, CFCC will host a virtual event–a wonderful opportunity to mingle with colleagues, including UB law faculty, staff, and students, as well as attorneys, judges, legislators, and services providers who support CFCC’s work. Enjoy an interview with Professor Barbara Babb about CFCC’s founding, take an exclusive peek into the workings of CFCC’s Truancy Court Program, and much more. There will be many opportunities for questions and conversation!

Please join us to toast CFCC’s 20 years!

CFCC’s 20th Anniversary Virtual Celebration

April 8, 2021 | 5:30 to 7 pm


Visit the 20th Anniversary Wall

To celebrate CFCC’s 20th Anniversary, you also can view CFCC’s history and ongoing work through a collection of photos, videos, and articles to learn more about our founding principles, programs, contributors, and collaborators.

Visit the Anniversary Wall of CFCC.

Baltimore Law Magazine – Fall 2020

In this issue of Baltimore Law Magazine, A Holistic and Therapeutic Approach to Family Law: CFCC CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF ADVOCACY harkens back to the inspirations for the founding of the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families Children and the Courts (CFCC) and highlights CFCCs accomplishments over 20 years. The article also recognizes the 15th Anniversary of CFCC’s Truancy Court Program, one of the most successful and longest-running truancy reduction programs in Maryland.

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