Center for Judicial Excellence
The Center for Judicial Excellence is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to improve the judiciary’s public accountability and strengthen and maintain the integrity of the courts. Founded in May of 2006, the Center has been dedicated to public education and outreach regarding individual rights in the court system. We are deeply committed to creating judicial accountability across all courts and to protecting the rights of society’s most vulnerable members, including the poor, the elderly, children and immigrants.
The organization’s strength is rooted in its unique mix of media and legislative advocacy. Our ability to expose court failures and push for judicial accountability through the media has connected us with court victim survivors and lawmakers, who in turn have driven meaningful state policy reforms of the judiciary. The Center has been especially effective at working to protect the rights of children whose parents are going through divorce, and the organization has been in the forefront of exposing a national crisis in the family court system that is harming millions of innocent children.
CJE was founded to promote best practices, with a five-point plan of action – information gathering, education, collaboration, implementation and citizen review. The organization works to gather information and educate the community, the media and policymakers at all levels about the courts, judicial issues and best practices, as well as the dire need for judicial accountability and oversight.