About us

Juvenile Arthritis Research (JAR) is a non-profit project of the Jabez Charitable Trust (UK registered charity number 1091620). The team running JAR are volunteers, and our work is funded entirely from donations.

At Juvenile Arthritis Research our aims are:

Cure - To find a cure for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Find out more about JIA.

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

Support - To support children and families affected by juvenile arthritis.


Our core values are:

  • Expert - We develop a deep and broad understanding of juvenile arthritis and how it attacks children and young people. We look at research not just in the field of juvenile arthritis, but also other autoimmune and related conditions that may hold vital clues to help us find a cure for JIA.

  • Collaborative - We collaborate with others (both here in the UK and globally) and share ideas and knowledge but we will never compromise on our vision of finding a cure for JIA.

  • Boundless - We demand better. More than treatment, more than respite, more than relief, and are fearless in our pursuit of a cure.

Watch our short video to find out more about us.