The decision means that many serving such sentences will receive new sentencing hearings or be considered for parole.
The first major overhaul of federal education law in over a decade.
Might the ADA and Rehabilitation Act Require Accommodation of the Effects of Trauma in Education under the ADA and Section 504?
If the court rules that exposure to traumatizing events is a disability, its impact could reach other public school systems.
By Sara Bartosz
Dependency court lawyers must play a meaningful role in preventing unsafely administered medications.
By Jennifer Baum
Identify, prevent, and treat the stress that arises from child welfare professionals' constant exposure to the trauma of children.
By Noy Davis
Recent federal and state laws and programs promote foster youth education and achievement.
In the next installment in the series, listen as Lourdes Rosado interviews long-time child rights advocate Shari Shink as she reflects on raising money and you may be surprised where she suggests focusing your efforts. (16:43 min)
Listen as Tiffany Friend interviews Jay McManus, the Executive Director of the Children's Law Center of Massachusetts, about the history of his organization and the lessons he's learned through the years. (11:52 min)
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)
Working with clients in trauma can impact lawyers, both personally and professionally. Speakers focus on preventative and responsive strategies for solo practitioners, agency lawyers, and leaders who manage child lawyers, as well as the ethical implications of compassion fatigue on child representation. (01:28:39)
Providing legal representation to very young children (0–5 yrs) in dependency cases presents unique challenges. Panelists address questions by discussing what lawyers in different states and systems are actually doing to provide zealous advocacy to some of our most vulnerable clients in juvenile court. (02:29:29)
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)
Join us at an upcoming Roundtable on December 7 to discuss Current Trends in the OCR Complaint Process on School Disparities.
The summit was held on June 16–17, 2015, in London, England. Read more.
Resolution 103A was presented to and adopted by the House of Delegates in August.