Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

April/May 2008
Volume 25, Number 3

Features  |   Columns


Juvenile Delinquency: Current Issues, Best Practices, and Promising Approaches »
by Florencio (Larry) Ramirez
Rehabilitation is generally a myth in juvenile detention centers. We must find the courage to reallocate the resources used for detention into programs that truly address the causes and conditions of delinquency.
Girls in the Juvenile Justice System »
by Paula Schaefer
The majority of girls in the juvenile justice system are victims of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. To address girls' special gender and cultural needs, lawyers must advocate for systemic change among colleagues in their jurisdiction.
Restoring Juvenile Justice »
by David J. Hines
Restorative justice seeks to protect the community by achieving real behavior change in juveniles.
Challenges and Opportunities in Foster Care  »
by Peter J. Pecora and Mark A. Pecora
Lawyers can make a significant difference in improving the lives of children and families in the foster care system.
Things Every Lawyer Handling an Adoption Should Know  »
by Ruth F. Claiborne, James B. Outman, and Amy K. Wallas
Neglecting to address all applicable laws can destroy a placement and devastate your clients and their families.
When Parents of Children with Disabilities Divorce  »
by Barbara Epperson
When custody determinations or modifications involve children with disabilities, the decisions regarding the "best interests of the child" can be even more complex.
Representing School Districts in the Area of Special Education »
by Jacquelyn Archuleta-Staehlin
Lawyers must help implement preventive measures to ensure that school personnel and students are able to continue focusing on education rather than litigation.
The Rights of Children Regarding Medical Treatment »
by Charles G. Childress
What rights do children have with regard to receiving or refusing medical or psychiatric treatment?
Hope for the Future: The ABA Commission on Youth at Risk »
by Alisa Santucci
Lawyers can use their unique skills and vantage point to play a new role in helping youth at risk.
Kiddie Law Is Growing Up: Board Certification in Child Welfare Law »
by Donald N. Duquette
A sophisticated bench and bar are essential to provide children and families the justice thy deserve.


From the Editor »
by Joan M. Burda
The Future of Children
The Chair’s Corner »
by Keith B. McLennan
Do You Remember Your Childhood?
GP|Solo Division News »
by Kimberly Anderson
Focus on Youth and Family
Ready Resources »
Ready Resources in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
In the Solution »
by Genie Miller Gillespie
Impacting the Lives of Children Through Pro Bono
Being Solo »
by David Leffler
Recession 2008: Ten Steps Solos Should Take Right Now
Product Review »
by Jason Allen
Regulated Industries in a Nutshell
GP Mentor »
by Ellen Rappaport Tanowitz
Juggling Act: The Parent-Lawyer

GPSOLO (ISSN-1520-331X) is published eight times a year (January/February, March, April/May, June, July/August, September, October/November and December) by the ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, 321 N Clark, Chicago, IL 60610. The magazine is committed to fulfilling the special needs of general, solo, and small firm practitioners. The contents of GPSOLO do not necessarily represent the views of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division or the American Bar Association, but are the views of respected members of the profession.

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