Legal Representation

NACC Call for Abstracts Due January 31st

NACC seeks abstracts for its 47th National Child Welfare Law Conference: The annual conference is an opportunity for us to bring together professionals from child welfare law and intersecting fields and further NACC’s mission through the exchange of ideas, information, … Read More

Trauma-Informed Legal Representation for Youth in Sexual-Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline

When we criminalize the behavioral results of trauma, we set in motion a cycle of abuse and imprisonment that has harmful consequences for child victims. A few years ago, the Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) Clinic at the … Read More

Recommendations for Legal Representation of Children and Youth in Neglect and Abuse Proceedings

For the first time in two decades @NACCchildlaw published new Recommendations for Legal Representation of Children and Youth in Neglect and Abuse Proceedings, centering #youthvoice + equity in legal representation #childwelfare #a2j Review or download the report: https://bit.ly/3fdZdIE

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How Legal Professionals Can Use the Compendium of Measures and Data Sources: Understanding Judicial Decision-Making and Hearing Quality in Child Welfare

This two-page overview<https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/report/how-legal-professionals-can-use-compendium-measures-and-data-sources-understanding> highlights a new resource legal professionals can use in child welfare court improvement work: the “Compendium of Measures and Data Sources: Understanding Judicial Decision-Making and Hearing Quality in Child Welfare” (Compendium)<https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/report/compendium-measures-and-data-sources-understanding-judicial-decision-making-and-hearing>. It explains the Compendium and its … Read More

Child Welfare Law Specialist Certification

Child Welfare Law Specialist (CWLS) certification is a professional achievement that signifies an attorney’s specialized knowledge, skill, and verified expertise in the field of child welfare law. The specialization area is defined as “the practice of law representing children, parents … Read More

Family

Utilizing Title IV-E Funds to Support High Quality Legal Representation for Children & Youth Who are in Foster Care

ACYF-CB-IM-21-06 Issued: January 14, 2021 from Children’s Bureau Memorandum from the Administration for Children and Families. The purpose of this information memorandum (IM) is to urge all state and tribal title IV-E agencies, courts, administrative offices of the courts, and … Read More

Identifying Effective Counter-Trafficking Programs and Practices in the U.S.: Legislative, Legal, and Public Opinion Strategies that Work

Identifying Effective Counter-Trafficking Programs and Practices in the U.S.: Legislative, Legal, and Public Opinion Strategies that WorkBouche, Vanessa. Farrell, Amy. Wittmer, Dana.2015 After more than a decade of sustained efforts to combat human trafficking in the United States, it is necessary to step back … Read More