Child Welfare

The Child Welfare Clinic began as a pilot project in 2012 providing direct representation to youth in long-term foster care, or Permanent Managing Conservatorship (PMC) of the state. With the addition of an Equal Justice Works Fellow, the Clinic increased its focus on youth who were aging out of foster care, ensuring proper access to transitional services.

The Clinic continues to concentrate on youth advocacy but has shifted away from the direct representation model to allow students a more immersive and impactful experience in and outside the courtroom. More details will be forthcoming Spring 2016.

Video Tutorials


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  • Karen A. Reitman – Attorneys for Children Guide to Interviewing Clients: Integrating Trauma Informed Care and Solution Focused Strategies
  • ABA Standards of Practice for Lawyers Who Represent Children in Abuse and Neglect Cases (NACC Revised Version)

REPRESENTING YOUTH IN LONG-TERM CARE: MEDICAL CARE

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REPRESENTATION YOUTH IN LONG-TERM FOSTER CARE: EDUCATION

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REPRESENTING YOUTH IN LONG-TERM FOSTER CARE: PLACEMENT

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REPRESENTING YOUTH IN LONG-TERM FOSTER CARE: TRANSITION PLAN

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CLE Videos

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