More Than Law: Family Defense Attorneys as Relationship Builders
Recently I sat on a panel at a statewide conference on legal representation at which a judge made the following remark: “We need high quality parent representation in child welfare cases.
Judge Who Pioneered Court for Older Foster Youth is Honored as She Retires
After 18 years on the bench, Judge Margaret Henry will step down as a judge at Los Angeles County’s Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court. On Tuesday, she was honored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for her work, including establishing the 18 and Up Courtroom, a pioneering court designed to address the needs of young people in extended foster care, ages 18 to 21.
At 10 Years Old, Campaign for Youth Justice Has Had Clear Impact
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Campaign for Youth Justice, an organization founded by Liz Ryan with help from the Public Welfare Foundation to directly take on the use of adult courts to prosecute juvenile offenders.
Conn. Governor Keeps Child Welfare Boss; N.M. Governor Makes Change
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, who was re-elected in November, announced this week that he will re-appoint Joette Katz to lead the state’s Department of Children and Families, which oversees both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems for the state.