The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently released its 2015 fiscal year report: Delivering Justice.

On June 7, 2016, the U.S. DOE Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released its 2013–2014 Civil Rights Data Collection survey of all public schools and school districts nationwide.

By Amanda M. Walsh
If you were asked to name the most common childhood diseases, what would you say? Asthma? Diabetes?

By Nicole Scialabba
Imagine you are 16 years old and arrested for stealing a backpack. You wait 3 years in jail for a trial. You are in solitary confinement for over half of those 3 years, where you are locked alone in a cell for 23 hours of the day. On a daily basis, you cannot speak to anyone, are confined to a small space, and have no reading materials with you. What would you do?

By Shelley R. Spivack
Sixteen years old, alone, and facing life imprisonment without parole for the murder of his best friend’s father. This was Randy, a boy I was appointed to represent in 1988.

Working with clients in trauma can impact lawyers, both personally and professionally. Speakers focus on preventative and responsive strategies for solo practitioners, agency lawyers, and leaders who manage child lawyers, as well as the ethical implications of compassion fatigue on child representation. (01:28:39)

Providing legal representation to very young children (0–5 yrs) in dependency cases presents unique challenges. Panelists address questions by discussing what lawyers in different states and systems are actually doing to provide zealous advocacy to some of our most vulnerable clients in juvenile court. (02:29:29)

The number of unaccompanied immigrant youth who arrive with no adult at our borders is skyrocketing with approximately 24,000 youth detained in 2012, more than three times the number of youth detained in 2008. These children have no right to a lawyer. (00:59:14)

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