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Djokovic Science and Innovation Fellowship

The Djokovic Science and Innovation Fellowship is a partnership of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard and the Novak Djokovic Foundation. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, it is available to advanced Harvard University doctoral students whose independent research aligns with the Center’s mission – to drive science-based innovation to achieve breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity.

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CAP Open House Fall 2018

Join the Child Advocacy Program (CAP) for a: CAP Open House Mon, Sept. 17, 2018 Noon – 1:00 PM 23 Everett Street, Suite G-24 (the CAP suite, Ground Floor) *We intend to begin the event promptly at noon. The CAP Open House will provide an informal opportunity for students to get to know others at HLS

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Adoption Advocate Writes Op-Ed for USA Today

Chuck Johnson, CEO and president of the National Council for Adoption asks “Why Does the State Department Make it Hard to Adopt Children from Other Countries?” in his July 20, 2018, USA Today Op-Ed.

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CAP Director Pens Op-Ed

In her recent Op-Ed, “Where Is the Outrage Over the Institutionalized Children Denied Adoptive Homes?” CAP Director Elizabeth Bartholet lays out her powerful argument for why the deliberate policy denying available adoptive homes to children is, “one of the major human rights catastrophes of our times.” To read the article in Morning Consult click here.

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CAP Director Quoted in The Federalist

In Why Does The Press Only Seem To Care About Broken Attachments For Border-Crossing Children?, Paula Rinehart cites the work of CAP Director Elizabeth Bartholet. […]

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Elizabeth Bartholet in The Hill

CAP’s Director Elizabeth Bartholet is quoted in a recent article in The Hill by Maya Lora and Emily Birnbaum,“States Brace for Dramatic Overhaul to Federal Foster Care Funding.” […]

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CAP Director Quoted in The Hill

In their June 7, 2018, Overnight Healthcare column, The Hill quotes CAP Director Elizabeth Bartholet. […]

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CAP Director Questions Arizona Family Preservation Program

CAP Director Elizabeth Bartholet is quoted in an article from Cronkite News Arizona PBS about a recent American Enterprise Institute session on the impact of opioid abuse on foster care. Bartholet both praised and expressed reservations about a drug program being promoted by Arizona’s Governor Doug Ducey. […]

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CAP Director Elizabeth Bartholet’s “Nobody’s Children” in the News

In her recent article in The Weekly Standard, “No, the Child Welfare System Isn’t Racist,” Naomi Schaefer Riley includes findings from CAP Director Elizabeth Bartholet’s Nobody’s Children, a book examining child welfare policies on abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption. […]

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Michael Jung ’18, CAP Clinic Alum, in Harvard Law Today

In the May 7, 2018, Harvard Law Today “Student Spotlight,” Ha Ryong (Michael) Jung ’18 credits his CAP Clinic placement (at the Massachusetts AG’s Office in the Child and Youth Protection Unit) with providing critical tools for the global child advocacy work he plans to pursue after graduation.

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CAP Director Quoted in The Federalist

CAP Faculty Director and adoption advocate, Elizabeth Bartholet, is quoted in a recent article by The Federalist’s Jaymie Metzgar. […]

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Child & Youth Advocates’ Coffee Chat with Gail Garinger

Monday, April 2, 2018, from 3:30 to 4:30 PM come meet with Gail Garinger, a former juvenile court judge, the first statewide Child Advocate, and first director of the Child & Youth Protection Unit of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. […]

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2018 Bergstrom Fellowship Application EXTENDED

The 2018 Bergstrom Fellowship Application deadline has been extended to March 25, 2018. […]

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Juvenile Justice Series Lunch Talk: Demystifying the Work of Juvenile Courts

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at 12:00 PM in Pound 100, hear from Judge Joseph Johnston about the crucial work of juvenile courts and why you should care. This lunch talk will unveil the efforts of juvenile courts in Massachusetts to protect children, as well as the initiatives spearheaded by the Boston Juvenile Court to further strengthen

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Juvenile Justice Series Lunch Talk: Educating Incarcerated Youth

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, come hear from Dr. Lynette N. Tannis on this critical subject matter at the intersection of education and juvenile justice. Dr. Tannis is an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard School of Education and an education consultant, with experience as a teacher, literacy coordinator, school/district administrator, and intern superintendent in traditional and

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Events: Working Paper Lunch Series Spring 2018

In spring 2018, CAP is hosting a Lunch Series featuring our CAP Graduate Program Participants: Ha Ryong Jung (Michael), Harvard Law School J.D. Candidate; Fiona Lin, Harvard Law School LL.M. Candidate; and Emily Davies, Harvard College Senior.  

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2018 Bergstrom Fellowship Application Opens

The University of Michigan Law School is now accepting applications to the 2018 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Training […]

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Djokovic Science and Innovation Fellowship

The Djokovic Science and Innovation Fellowship is accepting applications through Dec. 22, 2017.

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CAP Open House – Fall 2017

The CAP Open House on Monday, Sept. 18, at noon will provide an informal opportunity for Graduate Program students to get to know others at HLS who share an interest in children’s issues.

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CAP Director Elizabeth Bartholet in July 2017 Issue of Adoption Advocate

In the July 2017 issue of Adoption Advocate, CAP Director Elizabeth Bartholet details recently introduced legislation, S.1177 and H.R.2643, that has the potential to transform our understanding of child rights […]

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CAP Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet’s Human Rights Legislation for Unparented Children Introduced: S.1177 and H.R.2643

S.1177 and H.R.2643, proposed by CAP Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet and a coalition of international adoption advocates, call for changes to the Department of State’s Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices so that it includes violations of unparented children’s rights […]

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Vulnerable Children and Families Act (VCF Act) Reintroduced as S.1178 and H.R.2532

The Vulnerable Children and Families Act (VCF Act), which CAP worked on along with several other organizations, was reintroduced May 18, 2017, by Senators Roy Blunt and Amy Klobuchar as S.1178.  […]

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CAP Director Continues Support for Vulnerable Children and Families Act

CAP Director Elizabeth Bartholet continues to push for the passage of the Vulnerable Children and Families (VCF) Act.

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Events: CAP Working Paper Lunch Series – Spring 2017

In spring 2017, CAP is hosting a Lunch Series featuring our CAP Graduate Program Participants: Divya Srinivasan, Harvard Law School LL.M. Candidate; Dan Zhou, Harvard Law School S.J.D. Candidate; and Pedro Hartung, Harvard Law School, CAP-Affiliated Visiting Researcher and Ph.D. Candidate at University of São Paulo Law School.

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Op-Ed Authored by CAP Faculty Director on State Department Policy in The Chronicle of Social Change

Appearing on January 19, 2017, in The Chronicle of Social Change, CAP Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet and National Council for Adoption President and CEO Chuck Johnson pen an op-ed on the State Department’s proposed regulations on international adoption. In this piece, they also voice support for two bills promoting a child’s right to family pending in both the Senate and House.

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