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Child Advocacy Practicum Hosts “Advocating for our Adolescents” Forum

By December 1, 2015December 16th, 2019Special Events
On Thursday, November 19, Regent University School of Law’s Child Advocacy Practicum hosted “Advocating for our Adolescents: A Look at the Past, Present & Future of Juvenile Justice Reform in Virginia,” a panel discussion exploring what serves the best interests of the child in the realm of crime and punishment.

Protecting children is one of the four areas of focus of the Center for Global Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law.  In addition to sponsoring more than 20 courses, including the Child Advocacy Practicum, the Center does probono legal work for organizations such as KyampisiChild Care Ministries and hosts an annual GuardianAd Litem CLE.

The panel included Judge Patricia West, distinguished professor and associate dean of students in LAW, and Linda Filippi, executive director of Tidewater Youth Services Commission, among several other experts in the field.  Regent Law Professor Kathleen McKee moderated.

The event also included a Juvenile Justice Art Exhibit & Panel of artwork by youth in the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center through an exhibit entitled, “Performing Statistics” featured in Robertson Hall.

Learn more about RegentUniversity’s Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law>