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Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced, and Underprotected

A new report highlights how very few studies focus on the effects of policies on girls and young women of color.


Should We Be Concerned about the End of CHIP?

The Children's Health Insurance Program has made a large impact on the health coverage of children since its inception in 1997.


Toughening Child Abuse Laws in Pennsylvania

New regulations have been enacted following recommendations of the Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection.


Articles »

Creative Tech Solutions to Juvenile Expungement

By Sharlyn Grace and Chris Rudd

A team of students in Chicago tackle the problem of juvenile records being a barrier to youth employment.

Social Media: Children's Lawyer's Friend and Foe

By Jennifer Baum and Sarah N. Fox

With the number of underage Internet users on the rise, attorneys must familiarize themselves with the basics and risks of social media.

Courtroom Educational Advocacy for Children in Foster Care

By Kristin Kelly

With the proper tools, training, and judicial oversight, advocates can ensure that children in foster care receive a solid education.


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


Committee Cochairs

Committee Director/
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Web Editors

Rosa Hirji

Los Angeles, CA

Ira Lustbader

New York, NY

Lourdes M. Rosado

Philadelphia, PA

Catherine Krebs

Washington, D.C.

Marlene Sallo

Washington, D.C.

Jen Baum

New York, New York