Vision

To provide the highest quality service for children, youth and families for safe, hopeful, healthy communities.

Mission Statement

DFCC is an innovative, progressive charitable organization dedicated to fostering a healthy and safe community by enhancing and supporting the well being of children, youth and families who have, or may have, involvement in the legal system

Mandate and Philosophy

Provides a spectrum of counselling, assessment and mediation services to meet the individualized needs of the clients we serve within our community.

The Durham Family Court Clinic believes that:

  • All people have the right to live in a safe, healthy, caring society, free from violence, discrimination, abuse, poverty and fear;
  • Dignity, uniqueness, diversity and worth of each child, youth and family is paramount and we endeavour to ensure their potential for growth and change while building upon their strengths and potential community supports;
  • Best practices include a client-focused, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, community-based approach;
  • Personal growth and change is fostered through relationships which are characterized by honesty, trust, respect and care;
  • We are committed to increasing public awareness about social problems as a means of addressing client needs and community safety;
  • It is important to remain cognizant of the ever changing trends and expectations and we embrace the challenges with flexibility, commitment, and determination;
  • It is vital that our personnel is socially aware and responsive and that they strive to provide relevant, innovative and creative services while adhering to the highest professional standards and ethics; and
  • The organization’s delivery of high quality service hinges upon recruiting and retaining highly qualified personnel who are provided with an environment that is respectful and supportive to ongoing training and education and that stimulates creativity and inspiration.
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