Irwin Cantor Innovative Program Award

The Irwin Cantor Innovative Program Award was created to recognize innovation in court-connected or court-related programs created by a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Nominations for this award should be for programs, not individuals. The award is named for the late Hon. Irwin Cantor, former AFCC President.

See award information and criteria
Submit a nomination online

Past Recipients

2021 - Alaska Court System Family Resolution Program
2020 - Family Law Limited Scope Services Project
2019 - Resolution Systems Institute
2018 - The Family Resolutions Specialty Court
2017 - Informal Domestic Relations Trail
2016 - Enhancing Families Through Literature
2015 - Only One Childhood
2014 - Legal Aid of Western Ohio
2013 - Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, Los Angeles, CA
2012 - Lawyers for Children, Inc, NY
2011 - Solutions for Families, California
2010 - M.A.R.C.H. Mediation, Liberty, MO
2009 -, South Bend, IN
2008 - FIRST 5 Commission of Santa Clara County and Family Court Services, San Jose, CA
2007 - For the Children Program, Portland, ME
2006 - The Higher Ground Program, Johnson County, KS
2005 - Early Neutral Evaluation, Hennepin County Family Court Services, Minneapolis, MN
2004 - Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, Washington, DC
2003 - Family Violence Prevention Center, Maricopa County, AZ
2002 - UMass Medical Center Family Court Clinic, Worcester, MA
2001 - Children of Separation and Divorce, Inc.
2000 - National Family Life & Education Center, Columbia, MD
1999 - Law Courts Education Society of British Columbia, Canada
1998 - Supreme Court of Ohio, Columbus, OH
1997 - Family Court of New Zealand
1996 - Self-Service Center of Maricopa County, AZ
1995 - Parent Education Programs (nationwide)