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Culturally Competent Lawyering For At Risk LGBTQ Youth Advocating Effectively in the Foster Care and Juvenile Detention Systems

$205.00

**Archived


Provided By: New York City Bar

Approved for CLE credit in: AK,AZ,CA,ME,MO,ND,NJ,NY,WV

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning ("LGBTQ") teenagers are one of the populations most at risk in the United States.  In New York, LGBTQ teenagers are dramatically overrepresented (40% to 50% of the population) in foster care and among homeless youth.  Further, LGBTQ teenagers are extremely vulnerable to discrimination, harassment, intimidation and violence in the juvenile detention system.  Accordingly, to serve such youth effectively as legal services providers, we must identify and address their specific needs.  This program will give attorneys the tools to advocate successfully for LGBTQ youth who are homeless or in out-of-home placements, and will address and discuss various dimensions of the juvenile justice problem by examining, from state, city, and national perspectives, the social services infrastructures intended to assist legal services providers in pinpointing the issues facing these youth. 

This program was recorded on April 15th, 2008.


Agenda
  • Introduction
  • The Big Picture: Strategies to Protect LGBTQ Youth in Out-of-Home Care
  • Providing Social Services & Supports for LGBTQ Homeless and Foster Care Youth
  • Challenges Facing LGBTQ Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
  • Legal Representation of LGBTQ Foster Youth
  • Questions & Answers

    This program was recorded on April 15th, 2008.


  • CLE Credit Information

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    This program is has been approved for credit in AK,AZ,CA,ME,MO,ND,NJ,NY,WV



    Experienced attorneys only (non-transitional)

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    Panelist Biographies

    Theresa Nolan

    Division Director
    New York City Programs Green Chimneys Children's Services


    Susan Hazeldean

    Project Director
    Peter Cicchino Youth Project Urban Justice Center

     


    Kimberly Forte

    Staff Attorney for Adolescent Practice Team
    Legal Aid Society Juvenile Rights Practice


    Flor Bermudez

    Youth in Out-of-Home Care Attorney
    Lambda Legal


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    Culturally Competent Lawyering For At Risk LGBTQ Youth Advocating Effectively in the Foster Care and Juvenile Detention Systems

    $205.00

    **Archived


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