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. […]
CAP Director Elizabeth Bartholet continues to push for the passage of the Vulnerable Children and Families (VCF) Act. Her most recent letter of support can be found here […].
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.
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.
CAP Director Elizabeth Bartholet Co-Authors Op-Ed Calling for Obama and Trump to Unite in Protecting Children
CAP Director Elizabeth Bartholet and Chuck Johnson, president and CEO of the National Council for Adoption, urge President Obama and president-elect Trump to unite in protecting the human rights of unparented children world-wide […]
The University of Michigan Law School is pleased to announce the 2017 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Training, which will be held at the law school from May 15, 2017 to May 17, 2017. Applications are due by March 15, 2017.
Come visit us at our new offices at 23 Everett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. We’re located on the garden level at the rear of the building.
As you may know, the U.S. Department of State has proposed new regulations that may significantly impact international adoption. While National Council For Adoption supports some of the themes these proposed regulations set out to address, the impact of these rules is worrisome to adoptive families and adoption professionals. That’s why we need your voice on November 15th for a special Adoption Advocacy Day!
The Federalist’s Jaymie Metzgar writes a strong condemnation of the proposed DOS regulations on international adoption titled, “The Obama Administration is About to Make International Adoption a Lot Harder.” Professor and CAP Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet is quoted.
The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs is celebrating Pro Bono Week at HLS by hosting a series of talks tackling issues affecting children and youth. Under the theme of “Youth Justice,” during the week of October 24-28, you can hear from a variety of speakers who will address a different topic each day during the
Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet was part of a 4-person panel discussing the issues surrounding international adoption on Al Jazeera’s The Stream. […]
The U.S. State Department is proposing new rules regulating intercountry adoption that will drastically impact the ability for unparented children worldwide to be adopted to the U.S. CAP signed on to Save Adoptions petition asking that the State Department immediately withdraw these regulations.
The Child Advocacy Program (CAP) of Harvard Law School is pleased to announce the receipt of a $250,000 gift from Children of All Nations (CAN). The gift, which will be distributed over five years, will provide funding to CAP to pursue its international human rights work on behalf of unparented children and their right to family.
In September 2016, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) published excerpts from Bartholet’s article, “Differential Response: A Dangerous Experiment in Child Welfare” in its APSAC Advisor.
The CAP Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 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.
The Vulnerable Children and Families Act of 2016 (VCF Act), which CAP and several other organizations worked on, was introduced July 15, 2016 by Senators Roy Blunt and Amy Klobuchar as S.3279. […]
CAP Director Elizabeth Bartholet Co-Authors Op-Eds In Support of Human Rights Legislation (H.R.5285)
CAP Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet and Associate Professor at Boston College Law School Paulo Barrozo, have written the following Op-Eds in support of the human rights legislation H.R.5285, described in a previous post. […]
We are pleased to announce that Crisanne Hazen has joined CAP as the new Assistant Director.
Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet’s Human Rights Legislation for Unparented Children, H.R.5285, Introduced
On May 19, 2016, HR 5285, proposed by CAP Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet and a coalition of international adoption advocates, was introduced by Rep. Marino (R-PA) and co-sponsors Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), and Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY). […]
CAP was proud to co-sponsor a lunch event on April 4, 2016, Youth Charged and Incarcerated As Adults: Firsthand Perspectives. […]
The University of Michigan Law School’s 2016 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship is now taking applications. […]
In fall 2015, CAP is hosting a Lunch Series featuring our two affiliated Visiting Researchers: Charlotte Proudman, Ph.D. candidate at Cambridge University; and Lisa Owens, Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University. During the talks, each Visiting Researcher will present her research findings, and attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions. Lunch will be provided. […]
Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet Featured in Boston Globe and Other Media Outlets Regarding Rise of Child Abuse and Neglect Deaths in Massachusetts
CAP Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet was featured in the Boston Globe article, “DCF’s Records Hold Tragic Legacy,” published September 19, 2015, and written by Jenifer B. McKim of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. […]
The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University is hosting a Student Information Session on Wednesday, September 9, from 3:30 – 5:00pm, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, details below. Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff will be presenting, and refreshments will be served. […]
On July 24, 2015, the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare (NARCCW) awarded CAP Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet the 2015 Pro Humanitate Child Advocacy Award at the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) 2015 Annual Colloquium in Boston, Massachusetts. […]