Program Name: Child Advocacy Clinic
Collaborative Partners: Youth Initiatives
In the Child Advocacy Clinic CAC students engage in a variety of activities including direct advocacy, community education and outreach and policy and program development. The CAC also works collaboratively with students and faculty from the other clinical programs at the Rutgers School of Law, other professional schools at Rutgers and with professionals in the community to fulfill its mission. Students primarily provide individual representation to children and/or families in court hearings and trials, in administrative hearings, and in mediation conferences. The CAC has a particular service emphasis on abused and neglected children who are in foster care, many of whom have disabilities, and children involved in Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cases who need therapeutic and medical interventions. CAC students also assist kinship caregivers in meeting the legal, financial and educational needs of the children in their care.
Population Served: Grades K-8, Pre-School, High School, and Disabled