Barton Child Law and Policy Center
The Barton Child Law and Policy Center promotes and protects the legal rights and interests of children who are involved with the juvenile court, child welfare, and juvenile justice systems. The Center's work is directed by Emory Law faculty and performed by law and other graduate students who participate in reform initiatives and holistic client representation by conducting research; advocating for individual clients; writing articles, policy papers, and other informational materials; and analyzing and drafting legislation and policy directives.
News from the Barton Center
GA Child Welfare Legal Academy
Our next program is Friday, March 17, from 1:00-3:15 pm at Emory Law School. For more details click on Registration to reserve your seat. Our Visiting Scholars in Practice is panel comprised of Leslie Abbot, Mercedes Ball, Jennifer Ennerberg, and Tara-Anne Canada. The topic of this Legal Academy is the reinstatement of parental rights and will offer their experiences on the usefulness of this law as a tool to reconstruct vulnerable families.
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Guardian Ad Litem training
The Office of the Child Advocate is now offering online guardian ad litem training. This course offers 6.5 CLE hours and satisfies the GAL training requirement in O.C.G.A. § 15-11-104(f) and CAPTA Section 106. Access the training through this link: https://www.prosolutionstraining.com/ocagal.
Representing the Whole Child manual
Click on Representing the Whole Child: A Georgia Juvenile Defender Training Manual to view the second edition that is now available in pdf format. It will also be posted on our Publications page soon.
Child Welfare Legal Academy presentation videos are back online!
Thank you for your patience as Emory School of Law transitioned to a new website. Our most recent Child Welfare Legal Academy presentations and juvenile code revision presentations are now available. Please visit and bookmark the Barton Center's "Presentations" page on the Emory Law website.
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