Child Welfare Law

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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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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Ridesharing for Reunification: Is Uber the Answer to Improving Child Visitation Attendance?

Ridesharing for Reunification: Is Uber the Answer to Improving Child Visitation Attendance?

Whether you think ride services like Uber and Lyft are destroying the driving profession or the greatest thing since sliced bread, it is undeniable that the very nature of transportation is rapidly changing right before our eyes. From providing a safe ride home for college students on the weekends to delivering kittens to offices on National Cat Day, these companies cater to a vast range of consumers and continue to innovate in new and unexpected ways. The progression of this

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