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Preventive Legal Advocacy: How Lawyers Can Support Families To Prevent Unnecessary CPS And Court Involvement


This webinar will explore how lawyers can support families to prevent unnecessary Child Protective Services (CPS) and court involvement.  Presenters will discuss various models of preventive and pre-petition legal advocacy, highlight case and program examples and talk about ways to fund different models.


  • Professor Vivek Sankaran, University of Michigan School of Law, Director of the Child Advocacy Law Clinic


  • Professor Melissa Carter, Emory University School of Law, Executive Director of the Barton Child Law and Policy Center
  • Jey Rajaraman, Chief Counsel, Family Representation Project, Legal Services of New Jersey

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