About us

At Juvenile Arthritis Research (JAR) we have three aims:

1. To find a cure for juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

2. To help increase awareness that children and young people get arthritis.

3. To support children and families at the point of diagnosis.

Juvenile Arthritis Research (JAR) is a project supported by the Jabez Charitable Trust (Charity no. 1091620), and is run entirely from voluntary donations. We are searching for a cure for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, a crippling autoimmune disorder that affects 1 in every 1,000 children under the age of 16.

The ultimate aim is to find a cure for JIA. Due to the overlapping nature of autoimmune disorders, it is likely that any cure for JIA will also have positive benefits for other related diseases. In targeting a final cure, a large and growing number of interim questions are being documented; many will hold clues to help find the cure.

We develop a deep and broad understanding of juvenile arthritis and how it attacks children and young people. We are fearless in our pursuit of a cure, and collaborative in our approach.

We have a set of resources that are freely available to download and use.