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Sign in Support of a Child’s Right to Family

Will you help us by signing a petition to support the needs of unparented children? […]

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Adoption Advocates Win Injunction Against U.S. State Department

In “State Department Continues Its Cruel War on Adoption Agencies” (The Federalist, November 27, 2018), Jayme Metzgar reports on a recent victory for adoption advocates in a federal case against the U.S. State Department.  (See the CAP-supported Amicus brief filed in the case.)  She also describes the next obstacles advocates face in their ongoing struggle against an adversarial State Department.

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2019 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellowship

The University of Michigan Law School is pleased to announce the 2019 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellowship Training, which will be held at the law school May 13-15, 2019. […]

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The Real Problem of Intercountry Adoption

Paulo Barrozo, Boston College Law School Associate Professor and advocate for the rights of children and of the neurodiverse, describes intercountry adoption as “the greatest humanitarian and human rights crisis of our time,” in his piece, The Real Problem of Intercountry Adoption (Adoption Advocate, No. 125, November 2018).

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Child Advocacy and Education Law Summer Internship Lunch with CYA and A4E

On Nov. 8, join the Child and Youth Advocates (CYA) and Advocates for Education (A4E) for a lunch to learn about the application process and internship experience of 2Ls and 3Ls who interned with child advocacy and education law organizations.[…]

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Lunch Talk with Ruth Ndyabahika, Child Psychologist and Founder, Grace Villa

Join the Child Advocacy Program (CAP) Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Noon-1:00 PM, for a lunch talk with Ruth Ndyabahika, child psychologist and founder of Grace Villa, a sanctuary for vulnerable girls in Uganda. […]

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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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