Our Founder

We are profoundly grateful to our Founder, Carmel Benjamin AM, for continuing to be such an important voice for Court Network, and for reflecting the significance of the Mission in driving our practice with court users. To learn more about the history of Court Network please view Our Story here.

"When you approach individuals without knowing why they are in court you acknowledge their humanity with a rare openness and kindness, and when you share with them the information that they need, and support them with concern, you dignify their presence while making their experience more understandable. By doing this you act as the link between the court and the community that Court Network was designed to be."

Address to Court Network Volunteers [Nov 2016]

Carmel Benjamin AM