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46 Fam. Ct. Rev. 1 (2008)

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                          I. INVITATION TO AUTHORS

   Family Court Review  (FCR) invites articles concerned with all aspects of family law,
family courts, and the resolution of family disputes. Articles are welcomed on topics such
as divorce and separation; child custody; child abuse and neglect; domestic violence; adoption;
termination of parental rights; juvenile delinquency; status offenses; unified family courts;
problem-solving family courts; any other aspect of family court organization; professional
ethics and standards of practice of lawyers, judges, mental health professionals, lawyers for
parents and children, and mediators involved in family dispute resolution; therapeutic
justice; domestic violence among family members;  gender issues in family law; court-
affiliated family education programs; conciliation; mediation; alternative dispute resolution;
expert evaluation; arbitration; juvenile dependency; guardianships; probate conservator-
ships; elder abuse; and collaborative law, as are articles about strengthening and preservation
of family life. International perspectives on these topics are strongly encouraged. FCR
is an interdisciplinary journal and invites contributions from the fields of law, court adminis-
tration, mental health, medicine, the behavioral and social sciences, dispute resolution,
education, public policy, and other disciplines concerned with the welfare of children
and families.

                          II. JOURNAL DESCRIPTION

   FCR  is the quarterly research and academic journal of the Association of Family and
Conciliation Courts (AFCC),  edited by faculty and students of the Hofstra University
Law  School  under the auspices of its Center for Children, Families and the Law and
published by Wiley-Blackwell. AFCC   is an interdisciplinary association of over 3,000
judges, academics, researchers, counselors, evaluators, mediators, attorneys, and others
concerned with the constructive resolution of family conflict. AFCC members receive
FCR  issues four times a year as a benefit of their membership.
   FCR's  Editor-in-Chief is Professor Andrew  Schepard, who  is the Director of the
Center  for Children, Families and the Law. FCR's  Associate Editor, Professor Janet
Johnston, is based at San Jose University in California and provides guidance on social
science and interdisciplinary aspects of FCR's articles. The 50-member Editorial Board
of FCR  is composed of professors, researchers, lawyers, judges, psychologists, mediators,
and court professionals who are experienced in issues that impact families in the legal
process. It provides ongoing advice to the editors and performs essential tasks such as
completing  peer reviews  of submitted  articles and developing issues on important

FAMILY COURT REVIEW, Vol. 46 No. 1, January 2008 1-5
c 2008 Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

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