Michael Gregory is Acting Faculty Director of the Child Advocacy Program (CAP). Mike is also Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Senior Attorney at the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI). Mike teaches Harvard’s Education Law Clinic, in which law students represent individual families of traumatized children in the special education system and participate in TLPI’s larger systemic advocacy to create trauma-sensitive schools. Mike has also taught courses in Education Law and Policy and Education Reform Movements. Mike is a co-author of TLPI’s landmark report and policy agenda Helping Traumatized Children Learn, and is also a co-author of Educational Rights of Children Affected by Homelessness and/or Domestic Violence, a manual for child advocates. In 2009, Mike and Susan were named Bellow Scholars by the Association of American Law Schools, in recognition of TLPI’s advocacy for Safe and Supportive Schools legislation in Massachusetts. In 2013, Mike was appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick to serve on the Families and Children Requiring Assistance Advisory Board, a statewide panel that will advise the Commonwealth on the implementation of the reformed CHINS law. He received his JD from Harvard Law School in 2004, graduating cum laude. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in American Civilization from Brown University in 1998, and received a Master of Arts in Teaching, also from Brown University, in 1999. Mike began his work for TLPI in 2004 upon receiving a Skadden Fellowship.
Nationally renowned child welfare expert Elizabeth Bartholet is the Morris Wasserstein Public Interest Professor of Law, Emeritus, as of June 30, 2021, when she retired from teaching. She also founded the Child Advocacy Program (CAP) in the fall of 2004. Professor Bartholet taught civil rights and family law, specializing in child welfare, adoption, and reproductive technology. Before joining the Harvard Faculty, she was engaged in civil rights and public interest work, first with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and later as founder and director of the Legal Action Center, a non-profit organization in New York City focused on criminal justice and substance abuse issues. Bartholet graduated from Radcliffe College in 1962, and from Harvard Law School in 1965. For more information about Professor Bartholet and to view her publications, please visit her website.
Crisanne Hazen is the Assistant Director of Harvard Law School’s Child Advocacy Program. Crisanne joined CAP in the summer of 2016. She came from San Jose, California, where she worked as a supervising attorney at Legal Advocates for Children and Youth (LACY), a program of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley. Starting at LACY as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in 2006, Crisanne developed a “know your rights” curriculum for pregnant and parenting teens, which she taught at 6 area high schools. Over the 10 years at LACY, she represented hundreds of teen parents in family law and restraining order matters, as well as directly represented children and youth of all ages in a variety of civil proceedings including family law, guardianships, housing, benefits, special education, and school discipline. She helped to start and later manage a medical-legal partnership clinic in the Pediatric Department of Valley Medical Center in San Jose. She also managed other population-based projects, including a CSEC project, transition-age foster youth project, and a foster youth identity theft project. Crisanne is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of California-Davis School of Law.
Margo Strucker is the Child Advocacy Program’s Program Associate. Margo joined CAP in 2010. Previously she worked in early childhood and special education, residential mental health counseling, and non-profit communications and project management. Margo completed Horizons for Homeless Children’s PAL volunteer training and 14 additional hours of instruction in issues surrounding families and individuals affected by domestic violence or intimate partner violence (IPV). Margo is a 2002 graduate of Harvard College.
Kathleen Moore is the Child Advocacy Program’s Research Attorney. Kathleen began consulting with CAP in September 2016 and became part of the team in the summer of 2017. She formerly practiced with Day, Berry & Howard in Boston. Kathleen is a long time resident of Cambridge where she created the curriculum for and taught a mock trial program and civics classes in the City’s schools. Kathleen continues her connection to local students through her work as an educational advisor to secondary school students including first generation college bound high schoolers.