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    Reflections on 2016: Making Great Strides for Children and Families


    by Candi M. Mayes, November 28, 2016
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    Stand Up for Someone’s Rights on Human Rights Day


    by Candi M. Mayes, November 21, 2016
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    ICWA and Indian Heritage: So Much More than “Paperwork”


    by Jerin Damo, November 14, 2016
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    Giving Thanks This Holiday Season: NACC Annual Fund Drive


    by H.D. Kirkpatrick, November 7, 2016
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    The National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) is Hiring a New Executive Director


    by NACC Job Listing, October 31, 2016

Reflections on 2016: Making Great Strides for Children and Families

Reflections on 2016: Making Great Strides for Children and Families

2016 has been a very full year for us. The NACC ranks rose to over 4,000 members, and we now have over 600 certified Child Welfare Law Specialists nationwide. We had our best attended conference ever in Philadelphia, PA. We published and released the third edition of Child Welfare Law and Practice (aka The Red Book), the only national treatise dedicated to this area of the law, with 40% more content. We are in the midst of our Annual Fund

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Stand Up for Someone’s Rights on Human Rights Day

Stand Up for Someone’s Rights on Human Rights Day

There are many days on the calendar designated to observe a wide variety of things, from National Candy Day (November 4th) to National Animal Crackers Day (April 18th). However, some days are designated for more serious reasons than candy or animal crackers, and a more significant day of observance is on the horizon. Human Rights Day is December 10th. As attorneys and judges in child welfare, juvenile justice, and family law, we advocate for our client’s rights every day. On

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ICWA and Indian Heritage: So Much More than “Paperwork”

ICWA and Indian Heritage: So Much More than “Paperwork”

During the summer of 2016, as a 2L law student at the University of Denver, I had the opportunity to intern for the Colorado Office of the Child’s Representative. As part of my duties, I was charged with observing dependency and neglect court proceedings to ensure that children in Colorado are receiving the best representation possible. While observing one particular case, I witnessed an incident that I will never forget. I entered the courtroom and began taking notes per my

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Giving Thanks This Holiday Season: NACC Annual Fund Drive

Giving Thanks This Holiday Season: NACC Annual Fund Drive

NACC envisions a justice system wherein every child has his/her voice heard with the assistance of well-trained, well-resourced independent lawyers resulting in the child’s rights being protected and needs being met. As we enter into the season of thanksgiving, please consider adding NACC to the charitable organizations that you support. Your gift will help us continue to serve as a valuable resource for child welfare attorneys nationwide. Giving today is simple and easy. You can donate directly online at: www.naccchildlaw.org/donations

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The National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) is Hiring a New Executive Director

The National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) is Hiring a New Executive Director

Calling all child welfare advocates! The NACC is looking for a new Executive Director. Please see the job description below, and help us spread the word. Other NACC Articles A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Crimes: The Link Between Nonprofit Photography, Human Trafficking, and Sexual Exploitation How to Relieve Stress: Breathing Exercises for Child Welfare Attorneys and Other Busy Professionals Teen Dating Violence – Telling the Story to the Judge Tippecanoe and Child Abuse, Too: We Only Have a Voice

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