Unified Family Court (UFC) is a comprehensive approach to handling all cases involving children and families while resolving family disputes in a fair, timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner. UFC judges hear all delinquency and dependency cases and identified interconnected cases involving domestic relations issues, including domestic violence. UFC also provides prompt linkage to related services. Unified Family Courts are designed to have one judge oversee all matters involving one family.
A matter may qualify for transfer into the UFC when two or more open "related" cases among family members with issues concerning the same children are pending simultaneously in the Family, Juvenile, and/or Domestic Violence Divisions.