Center for Excellence in Family Court Practice

AFCC Court Services Task Force

The AFCC Court Services Task Force was appointed by AFCC President George Czutrin in 2003 to examine the challenges faced by contemporary court service agencies and to conduct a review of initiatives and best practices in service delivery. The Task Force held an open forum at the AFCC Regional Conference in St. Louis in November 2003 and then conducted a survey of family court service agencies to assess their challenges. Survey findings were presented at AFCC’s 41st Annual Conference in San Antonio in May 2004. To highlight successes in the field, the Task Force disseminated a call for nominations for exemplary family court-related programs. Task Force members selected 69 programs.  These programs were featured in the 2005 AFCC publication Exemplary Family Court Programs and Practices: Profiles of Innovative and Accountable Court-Connected Programs.

Task Force Members

  • Barbara A. Babb, JD, Chair
  • David Hodges, MA, Vice Chair 
  • Stephen Grant, MA, Vice Chair
  • Phil Bushard, DPA
  • Pamela Cardullo Ortiz, JD
  • Hon. Leonard Edwards (Ret.)
  • George Ferrick, PhD 
  • Judith Moran, JD
  • Jan Shaw, MPA
  • Risa Sheriff, LLB
  • Robert Smith, JD, MDiv