Supreme Court Commission: Subcommittee on Expedited Appeals

  • Chair: Honorable Patrick McDermott, Honorable Lawrence Gendler, Kirs Werz, Malene Vetick, Tom Harmon, Kent Person, Mary Kay Boschee, Ellen Faltys, Lanet Asmussen, Milo Alexander

Our mission

Is to conduct research, analyze policy, and provide education and community service. The purpose of CCFL's activities is to enhance the well-being of children, youth, and families.

Teenager with a baby

Children are extraordinarily precious members of society, they are exquisitely alert, sensitive, and conscious of their surroundings; and they are extraordinarily vulnerable to maltreatment or emotional abuse by adults who refuse to give them the profound respect and affection to which they are unconditionally entitled.
- Wisdom of the Elders, quoted in Kids Are Worth It, by Barbara Coloroso, ch. 1 (1994).