Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Why a Team Approach to Youth Intervention Is So Important

By: Kayla Williams, CFCC Student Fellow (2019-2020) The Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts (CFCC) Truancy Court Program (TCP) aims to provide early intervention for chronically absent students in an effort to prevent their truant behavior from leading to delinquent and criminal behavior.  The TCP works to identify and address […]

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We are servants

By Jalen Sanders, CFCC Student Fellow (2019-2020) Participating in the CFCC Student Fellows program, I have learned and acknowledged a lot. There is no difference between a student, a faculty member, a lawyer, a judge, or an advocate. No pay grade, word of mouth, or potential job offer can change that. What destroys our titles […]

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What is “TJ”: A Review of The Jurisprudence of Therapeutic Jurisprudence by Bruce J. Winick

By Linyanta Nwosu, CFCC Student Fellow (2019-2020)   Therapeutic Jurisprudence, or TJ as we lovingly refer to it in our Center for Families, Children and the Courts (CFCC) Student Fellows Program, is a means of examining the law’s impact on individuals and communities. TJ is often referred to as a “lens” through which laws are […]

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Truancy Court Program Healing Circles: A Creative Approach to Client-Centered Lawyering

By Laura Opont, CFCC Student Fellow (2019-2020) Healing Circles are a restorative practice used in the Truancy Court Program (TCP). Restorative practices have existed for decades and courts started incorporating them in the 1970s to facilitate mediation between victims and their offenders. Restorative practices have spread throughout North America and Europe and  have roots in […]

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