Several of the Rosenberg Scholars (Janice, Alex, Chloe) had the opportunity to visit the 315th Juvenile Court last week and speak with Associate Judge Angela Ellis about the child protection court system in Harris County.
Judge Ellis was very generous with her time and spoke to us about her role as judge and developing the GIRLS (Growing Independence Restoring Lives) court for girls who are actively engaged in or at risk of becoming involved in prostitution/human trafficking. She also gave us helpful tips on what it takes to become a successful child protective attorney: the ability to form a trusting bond with children coupled with excellent trial advocacy skills. We were able to speak with Judge Ellis in conjunction with our Children & the Law class, taught by Professor Ellen Marrus (Director of the Center for Children, Law & Policy). Thank you Judge Ellis!