This new infographic, produced by the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth in alliance with Participant Media, highlights the differences between child and adult brain science as well as the lasting effects of childhood trauma. Research demonstrates that children are different from adults, and this new asset graphically tells that story.
I am happy to share a fabulous new PSA created by the ABA Children’s Rights Litigation Committee (CRLC) to educate both the Bar and the public on why lawyers for children are so critical. This short video shows how effective lawyers improve the lives of children in foster care. The CRLC is engaged in a multiyear project to ensure that every child involved in an abuse and neglect case is appointed a quality lawyer. Please share this video with colleagues working with youth in foster care and/or engaged in conversations about representation of youth in the child welfare system.
For more information, see the ABA Fostering Justice web site at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/initiatives/good_works/fostering_justice.html.