Child Welfare

In Court, Children are Unseen and Unheard

My 16-year old client – a young woman who had already spent several years in foster care – just wanted to share her story in court. She hoped to tell the judge the ways in […]

Child Welfare

A New Digital Library to Help Train Social Workers, Attorneys on Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

A trove of court and casework footage is now available for agencies and universities looking to make child welfare and juvenile justice training more dynamic. Calamari Productions, the small production company quietly behind several award-winning documentaries […]

Child Welfare

Washington High Court Limits Lawyers for Foster Youth, Bans Juvenile Life Without Parole

Not all children in child welfare cases in Washington state are entitled to a lawyer to represent them in dependency court, according to a ruling earlier this month from a divided Washington State Supreme Court. Most […]