Save the date!

15th Annual Zealous Advocacy Program July 14 – 15, 2016

Center for Children, Law & Policy at the University of Houston Law Center (Co-sponsored by CCLP and SWJDC)
CLE hours: 13, including 3hrs of ethics (pending)
To celebrate the 15th Zealous Advocacy conference early registration is $25. Registration Coming Soon

Studies show that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can have long lasting effects on a child’s mental and physical health. Children who face trauma in their younger years are more likely to have serious health issues, delays in their educational development, and suffer more mental health issues. They are also more likely to find themselves involved in the legal system – dependency and/or delinquency. As juvenile defenders we should explore how we can use the information developing about ACEs to help meet our client’s expressed wishes. During this two day training information will be presented on the intersection of ACEs and children in the juvenile justice program, the use of research to provide better outcomes for youth, programs that work for children and adolescents, ethical considerations in the representation of youth, and other areas of interest.

Camille Van Kote

About Camille Van Kote

Camille Van Kote is a third year student at the University of Houston Law Center. She graduated from Barnard College in 2012. As an undergraduate, she worked as an AmeriCorps member for Jumpstart for Young Children. She was also involved with the Columbia Child Rights Group, where she spearheaded various campus-wide events, including film screenings, conferences and fundraisers, to promote awareness on children’s issues. She interned at Tahirih Justice Center and Kids in Need of Defense, working with courageous women and unaccompanied minors fleeing violence. This past summer, she interned at the Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights, an NGO advocating for sexual and reproductive rights as human rights.

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