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Florida Aims To Reform Child-Welfare System

The bill seeks to overhaul the state's current laws in a variety of ways.

Office for Civil Rights Releases New School Discipline Data

The snapshot includes alarming statistics on the number of preschoolers being pushed out of school, especially black children.

Fourth Edition of Educating Children Without Housing Released

The book, published by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, is an excellent resource for child-welfare caseworkers and advocates.

Articles »

Kids and Gun Safety

By Sejal H. Patel

Policy considerations for a child's right to be safe.

Addressing the Underlying Issue of Poverty in Child-Neglect Cases

By Maren K. Dale

Innovative solutions are needed to prevent poverty from being mistaken as child maltreatment.

Help Us Dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline

By Monica Llorente

In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., "don't sleep through the revolution."

Sound Advice »

audio Starting and Building a Children's Legal Services Practice, Part III

By Frank Cervone

Lourdes Rosado interviews Frank Cervone, executive director of the Support Center for Child Advocates, about how the center has built a large support system for children by combining full-time advocates with pro bono attorneys. (18:21 min)

audio Starting and Building a Children's Legal Services Practice, Part II

By Prof. Don Duquette

In the second installment of the series, hear as Lourdes Rosado interviews Professor Don Duquette about his experiences starting and building the Child Advocacy Law Clinic at the University of Michigan. (16:53 min)

audio Lessons from Juvenile Clients

By Brent Pattison

Listen as Professor Brent Pattison and current law student and former foster-care child Lori Bullock discuss three critiques of legal representation brought forth by young people who are in the child-welfare system. (7:56 min)

Roundtables »

audio Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth Alone in the Courts

The number of unaccompanied immigrant youth who arrive with no adult at our borders is skyrocketing with approximately 24,000 youth detained in 2012, more than three times the number of youth detained in 2008. These children have no right to a lawyer. (00:59:14)

audio Alternatives to School Discipline: A New Frontier in Students' Rights

School districts are increasingly implementing alternative approaches to school discipline in response to the backlash on exclusionary practices that disparately impact students of color, students with disabilities and other disadvantaged minority groups. (01:03:37)

Announcements »

Webinar on Debunking the Myths: Public Accessibility of Juvenile Delinquency Records

Visit our Programs & Materials page for our latest teleconference focusing on the accessibility of juvenile delinquency records.

Directory Updates

We are in the process of updating the ABA Directory of Children's Law Programs. Contact Committee Director Cathy Krebs if you have any updates.

The Educational Civil Rights Accountability Project

The CRLC would welcome your involvement in this project focused on derailing the school-to-prison pipeline. Visit the website for more information.

Children's Rights Litigation Leadership

Cochairs Committee Director/
Newsletter Editor
Web Editor

Rosa Hirji

Los Angeles, CA

Lourdes M. Rosado

Philadelphia, PA

Casey Trupin

Seattle, WA

Catherine Krebs

Washington, D.C.

Marlene Sallo

Washington, D.C.

Jen Baum

New York, New York