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Florence Bryan, J.D. ’19, Reflects on Child Advocacy Clinic Placement

Florence Bryan (J.D. ’19) writes about the lessons she learned through her CAP Child Advocacy Clinic externship placement. […]

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Faculty Director’s Forthcoming Article Available on SSRN

Read CAP Faculty Director Elizabeth Bartholet’s forthcoming article on child welfare and the homeschooling movement […]

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Advocates React to State Department’s Intercountry Adoptions Report

The National Council for Adoption (NCFA) and the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA) published their reactions to the FY 2018 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoptions […]

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2019-2020 CAP Course Offerings

CAP is pleased to announce our course offerings for the 2019-2020 academic year. […]

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CAP Guest Speaker Brian L. Frank In The New York Times

In his essay, “Incarceration Helped Me Find My Voice,” (New York Times, Mar. 6, 2019)  Brian L. Frank reflects on how his experience with incarceration at a young age inspired his current work using photojournalism to reform the criminal justice system. […]

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Events: Working Paper Lunch Series Spring 2019

In spring 2019, CAP is hosting a Lunch Series featuring our CAP Graduate Program Participants: Matthew Kim, affiliate at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science and Tara Casey, Harvard Law School LL.M. Candidate.  Lunch will be provided. […]

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Juvenile Justice Reform Through Photography and Visual Storytelling

Join the Child Advocacy Program (CAP) for a dinner talk with photojournalist Brian Frank and CatchLight Founder and Shorenstein Fellow, Nancy Richards Farese.

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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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