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Better Education for America's Incarcerated Youth

A guidance package is released based on recommendations from the My Brother's Keeper Task Force report.


First-Ever Comprehensive Evaluation on Juvenile Records

The Juvenile Law Center releases a report on state policies governing record confidentiality and expungement.


Report Blasts Oklahoma Child Welfare System

A report issued says "good faith efforts" have not been made.


Articles »

Truancy Lawyering in Status Offense Cases: An Access to Justice Challenge

By Dean Hill Rivkin and Brenda McGee

Lawyering reforms may challenge juvenile courts to reexamine their historical role.

Federal Criminal Restitution for Child Pornography Victims

By James R. Marsh

Congress responds to the Supreme Court’s decision in Paroline v. United States.

Book Review: Changing Lives: Lawyers Fighting for Children

By Monique R. Sherman

An excellent guide for attorneys and law students looking to use their legal training to fight on behalf of today's youth.


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


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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