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
2014 Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program
We are now accepting applications from students for our 2014 program. Details and application instructions may be found on our "About" page or by clicking on ESCAP2014. Deadline to apply is Thursday, December 12, 2013.
Special collaboration with Department of Juvenile Justice and the Governor's Office for Children and Families.
Recently, the Barton Center collaborated with DJJ and GOCF to bring together several presenters for a "Forum to Increase Evidence-Based Practices by Addressing Disparities in the System - Part II." This presentation is available for viewing at our Emory Law School Presentations page.
On Wed., Dec. 11, from 12:00-2:00 pm, the discussion of Disparate Minority Contact will continue via a live webinar. Viewers may participate by clicking on www.youtube.com/user/elsclasstech a few minutes before noon. Presenters will address questions received in advance about the first presentation "Forum to Increase Evidence-Based Practices" during the webinar. Viewers should view the first video, then email questions to samantha.wolf(at)children.ga.gov. View the flyer here.
Child at Risk
April 2012: The April 2012 issue of EmoryWire Newsletter highlights the important work of children's advocates raising awareness for protecting children's human rights. Read the article.
Child Welfare Legal Academy
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - The Honorable Gerald Bruce, Enotah Judicial Circuit will be our Visiting Scholar in Practice. Judge Bruce will present on child hearsay in juvenile court proceedings. This program will be available at Emory Law School only. A recording of the presentation will be available after November 5th. Click on register, to see more details and register for the Academy.
Psychotropic Medication Report
February 2012: The Barton Center, in collaboration with Casey Family Programs and the Child Welfare Collaborative, has prepared a report on the monitoring of psychotropic medication use by youth in foster care. Read the report.
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