Home Term Court in New York City A History of the New York Catholic Charities Program at This Court, 1946-1952
Are Family Agencies able to provide casework treatment in an authoritative court setting? The author shall attempt to reveal the contributions of Catholic Charities at Manhattan’s Home Term Court. The dissertation shall trace the developmental history of the Home Term Court, and the social casework services provided by Catholic Charities as an adjunct of Home Term. The idea for this experimental domestic relations court grew out of the appalling upsurge of disrupted family cases that began crowding regular court calendars during World War II. Punishing the offenders was no solution; the same ones appeared on the calendars again and again. To try to help the ignorant, the maladjusted and those prone to hard luck in general, Magistrate Anna M. Kross was assigned to set up the Home Term Court.
Eckes, George Peter, "Home Term Court in New York City A History of the New York Catholic Charities Program at This Court, 1946-1952" (1953). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557682.