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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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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 […]

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Bergstrom Fellowship is Accepting Applications!

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.

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We Have Moved!

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.

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Adoption Advocacy Day on 11/15!

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!

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Article Against DOS’ Proposed Regulations on International Adoption Cites CAP Director

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.

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Join HLS and OCP for Pro Bono Week: “Youth Justice”

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.

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The Challenges of International Adoption

Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet was part of a 4-person panel discussing the issues surrounding international adoption on Al Jazeera’s The Stream. […]

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CAP Signs On To ‘Save Adoptions’ Petition

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.

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Children of All Nations Supports Work of Child Advocacy Program with $250,000 Gift

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.

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APSAC Advisor Features Differential Response Article by Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet

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.

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CAP Open House – Fall 2016

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.

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S.3279, Vulnerable Children and Families Act of 2016, Introduced

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. […]

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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. […]

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CAP Welcomes New Assistant Director

We are pleased to announce that Crisanne Hazen has joined CAP as the new Assistant Director.

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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). […]

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CAP Co-Sponsors “Youth Charged and Incarcerated As Adults: Firsthand Perspectives”

CAP was proud to co-sponsor a lunch event on April 4, 2016, Youth Charged and Incarcerated As Adults: Firsthand Perspectives. […]

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2016 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellowship

The University of Michigan Law School’s 2016 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship is now taking applications. […]

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