Journal Article

Child Participation in the Family Courts—Lessons from the Israeli Pilot Project

Tamar Morag, Dori Rivkin and Yoa Sorek

in International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family

Volume 26, issue 1, pages 1-30
Published in print April 2012 | ISSN: 1360-9939
Published online January 2012 | e-ISSN: 1464-3707 | DOI:
Child Participation in the Family Courts—Lessons from the Israeli Pilot Project

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Family Law
  • Marriage and the Family


Show Summary Details


The purpose of this article is to present the Israeli governmental pilot project for child participation in the family courts that operated during 2006–2009 in two family courts and the findings of the formative evaluation of the pilot. According to this participation model, a special section for child participation, staffed by social workers, is established within the Family Court Social Services. At the section, the child receives an explanation about his/her participation rights and can choose between meeting the judge directly and relaying his/her words to the court through a social worker. The evaluation included data on ∼448 children aged 6–18 years and was based on interviews with social workers, parents, judges and children. The article focuses on the ongoing influence of the evaluation on the pilot's development and on setting policy in this area.

Journal Article.  12620 words. 

Subjects: Family Law ; Marriage and the Family

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.