Barton Child Law and Policy Center

Pre-petition representation portfolio, Oregon, August 2016

Preventive Legal Advocacy, PLA, pre-petition, preventive, system reform, hollistic advocacy, multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary, social work, parent partner, lived experience, family integrity, family stability, early legal advocacy, SDOH, program development, policy reform, poverty

Categories: 2. Pre-Petition Representation
Tags: early legal advocacy, family integrity, family stability, hollistic advocacy, interdisciplinary, lived experience, multi-disciplinary, parent partner, PLA, policy reform, poverty, pre-petition, preventive, Preventive Legal Advocacy, program development, SDOH, social work, system reform
Author: Amy Miller

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