About us

The German Institute for Youth Human Services and Family Law e. V. (DIJuF) offers a platform for professional dialogue between institutions and occupational groups which are involved in youth welfare and family law.

The Insitute in Heidelberg supports the German youth welfare offices with expert legal advice, professional publications and by organizing specialist conferences. The DIJuF also advises supra-regional committees and organisations as well as political and legislative bodies on youth welfare and family law matters.

The DIJuF is the only German non-governmental organisation that supports youth welfare offices in the enforcement of child maintenance claims against non-resident parents. In order to enforce these claims, the DIJuF closely liaises with corresponding foreign government departments and participates in efforts to strengthen international cooperation.

To contact members of staff please visit Über uns/Geschäftsstelle on the German version of our website.