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LAW 5802 - Child Advocacy Clinic


Students in the Child Advocacy Clinic represent children and youth in abuse and neglect cases, and in related juvenile delinquency, custody, PINS and special immigrant juvenile matters. Students advocate for their clients at trials and other court hearings, conduct fact investigations, develop client interviewing and counseling techniques, and formulate plans to ensure their clients receive the social services which they need and to which they are entitled. Clinic cases involve allegations of physical abuse, inadequate supervision, domestic violence, parental drug use, mental illness, abandonment, and sexual abuse.
 
Students meet regularly with supervisors for one-on-one supervision at case rounds, discuss practical and theoretical issues relating to the representation of children at a weekly seminar, and are accompanied by a supervisor at all Family Court appearances.   
 
The Child Advocacy Clinic is an important curricular component of the Center for Children, Families and the Law. Other courses in the curriculum, especially Trial Techniques, and Introduction to Child and Family Advocacy, are highly recommended preparation for participation in the Clinic. 

Credits: 6


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