Wednesday, October 13, 2010

ABA Practice and Policy Brief: Advocating for Very Young Children in Dependency Proceedings

The ABA's Health of Court-Involved Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers project has released a new practice and policy brief that may be of benefit to CASA/GAL volunteers. Advocating for Very Young Children in Dependency Proceedings: The Hallmarks of Effective, Ethical Representation by Candice Maze, JD, focuses on the ways that attorneys and other advocates representing very young children can profoundly influence the health, development and well-being of their clients. The brief sets out four hallmarks of advocacy to enhance effectiveness of representation and strengthen an advocate’s ability to handle ethical dilemmas. While the brief is written for attorneys, we hope the information will also be useful to CASA volunteers and staff. Find it online at the ABA website.

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