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Spring 2018
5397 Guardian Ad Litem I - DOW,KATYA/FISHER- 26916

Professor(s): Katya Dow (OTHER FACULTY)
Dena Fisher (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Family Law 
Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships

Time: ARRANGED    Location:  

Course Outline: Dual-status youth (also often referred to as Crossover Youth) are juveniles who are involved in both the Juvenile Justice system as well as the child welfare system. Absent appropriate and targeted interventions, these youth are at increased risk for mental health concerns, educational problems, occupational difficulties, and public health and safety issues. In the existing system, these children and young adults often fall through the cracks. The principal Overview of Guardian Ad Litem Representation for Dual-Status Youth: objective of the JCAP guardians ad litem (GAL) class is to train law students so they are able to advocate for the special needs of these juveniles who are in contact with two different legal systems.

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Course Notes:   Quota= 15- Students must obtain permission from Professor Katya Dow to enroll in this course. Her email address is: kbglockn@Central.UH.EDU


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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: clinic

Bar Course: No