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Child and Youth Advocacy/Juvenile Justice


Children’s rights and juvenile justice lawyers provide legal defense and protection of children by addressing their social welfare, health, education and special needs. Specific areas of children’s rights practice include child abuse and neglect, child trafficking and labor exploitation and foster care and adoption. The practice of juvenile justice law is interdisciplinary incorporating criminal law, constitutional law, administrative law, education law, mental health law, disability law, immigration law, conditions of confinement, and public benefits law. Children’s rights lawyers work in a range of practice areas, including direct representation via Legal Aid/Legal Services offices, non-profit organizations that advocate on behalf of children through impact litigation and legislative initiatives, government, including local, state, and federal agencies and the courts and private, public interest law firms.

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