Barton Child Law and Policy Center
The Barton Child Law and Policy Center promotes and protects the legal rights and interests of children who are involved with the juvenile court, child welfare, and juvenile justice systems. The Center's work is directed by Emory Law faculty and performed by law and other graduate students who participate in reform initiatives and holistic client representation by conducting research; advocating for individual clients; writing articles, policy papers, and other informational materials; and analyzing and drafting legislation and policy directives.
News from the Barton Center
Child Welfare Legal Academy
Tues., May 14, 2013, 8:00-10:00 a.m. Special presentation on the new juvenile code. This will be the first of the series with a live broadcast from Emory Law School in Tull Auditorium to local sites throughout the state. Our Visiting Scholars in Practice are Jen Carreras and Ashley Willcott whose presentation will feature a broad overview of the new code, with highlights from particular articles. Please visit the online registration site to register for the live presentation at Emory Law. If you are attending one of the satellite viewings listed below, please contact that court's offices to RSVP/register at that location.
Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit will be represented at the Emory Law School live presentation.
The live streaming presentation will be available at the following link on Tuesday morning. http://www.youtube.com/user/elsclasstech. A pre-recorded video is currently posted to allow you to test your audio and video connection via the Internet. No subscription is required to view the video. The live feed will begin tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m.
Child at Risk
April 2012: The April 2012 issue of EmoryWire Newsletter highlights the important work of children's advocates raising awareness for protecting children's human rights. Read the article.
Psychotropic Medication Report
February 2012: The Barton Center, in collaboration with Casey Family Programs and the Child Welfare Collaborative, has prepared a report on the monitoring of psychotropic medication use by youth in foster care. Read the report.
Lawmakers Review Child Abuse Reporting Laws
Georgia lawmakers are examining current mandated reporter laws in the wake of child sexual abuse investigations at Penn State and Syracuse University. Learn more>>
Barton Center is honored as a Big Voice for Children
For the fifth year in a row, the nonprofit organization Voices for Georgia's Children (Voices) will recognize the state's top child advocates at its 2011 Big Voice for Children Awards dinner.
Among Voices' honorees is Emory University School of Law, home to the Barton Child Law and Policy Center. Voices says they chose to honor Emory Law because "the Barton Center has for more than 10 years been a strong advocate at the state capitol for abused, neglected and court-involved children. In addition, the Center has trained many law students for careers in child policy and advocacy, which is exemplified by the fact that Governor Deal has appointed lawyers associated with Emory Law as leaders of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice and the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services. The commitment of Emory Law to the Barton Center demonstrates its priority for investing in the future of the state's most vulnerable children, all while creating outstanding and unique clinical opportunities for law students."
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