The Center provides technical
assistance to defenders across the region. If you would like
assistance on any juvenile case– delinquency, abuse & neglect
or school law, please contact the Center.
The Center offers the services
of a social worker to assist defender on juvenile representation.
The social worker can prepare home studies, alternative dispositional
reports, conduct home visits, alternative case plans and other assistance
for Social Worker
for Social Worker Form
Beginning Fall 2005, our Equal Justice
Works Fellow will provide training and resources for attorneys,
school administrators and families on school law issues.
Watch our site for more information.
Houston Bar Association– Sealing
Many children are unaware
of how to seal their juvenile records.
With the assistance of the Houston Bar Association and Houston
Volunteer Lawyers Program, we will be training lawyers to help youth
seal their records.
SWJDC is concerned about
juvenile justice policy and improving conditions for children. As
part of this effort, the Center can assist with assessments, status
reports and educational projects.
Funds for Experts
Limited funding is available
to provide families grants to help pay for the cost of experts. If
you are trying a case which requires an expert and it will have
a substantial impact on juvenile defense in the region, you may
apply for financial assistance for your clients.
Clothing, Formula, Toys and Books
Through the efforts of
the HACC and the University of Houston Law Center students, the
Center has available diapers, formula, baby food, clothing (infant
through teens), toys and book that can be distributed to children
who are in the legal system. For
assistance please contact Malikah
for Clothing, Formula, Toys and Books Bank
for Items in Bank Form