The bill seeks to overhaul the state's current laws in a variety of ways.
The snapshot includes alarming statistics on the number of preschoolers being pushed out of school, especially black children.
The book, published by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, is an excellent resource for child-welfare caseworkers and advocates.
By Sejal H. Patel
Policy considerations for a child's right to be safe.
By Maren K. Dale
Innovative solutions are needed to prevent poverty from being mistaken as child maltreatment.
By Monica Llorente
In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., "don't sleep through the revolution."
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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