Job o’ the Day: 2013 Juvenile Justice Summer Law Fellowship with Children at Risk in Houston, TX

Children at Risk is a research and advocacy group dedicated to improving the quality of life of Houston’s children through public policy analysis, innovation, community education and collaboration. They focus on childhood health, public schools, safety and children’s poverty issues. As a leading source of information on children’s issues, they have created the law center to identify and respond to the tremendous legal needs of children in our community.  The Children at Risk Houston office is now launching its 2013 Juvenile Justice Summer Institute, sponsored by the Texas Bar Foundation.

From the PSJD job posting:

The 2013 Juvenile Justice Summer Institute will provide a diverse array of professional, personal, and intellectual opportunities for law student fellows.
During the 2013 Juvenile Justice Summer Institute, six law student fellows will conduct research on juvenile specialty courts throughout the State of Texas and across the nation. Research will include compiling an inventory of courts currently in existence, the juvenile population served, and the effectiveness of each court through recidivism and cost-savings analyses.
The fellows will also research specialty court models in other states, conduct analysis of current laws, and develop policy recommendations for the next legislative session. Fellows will attend meetings with public officials, judges, collaborative partners, and other key stakeholders, conduct personal interviews with experts in the field, and attend educational site visits of juvenile detention facilities, public schools, and juvenile specialty courts. In addition, fellows will participate in three Continuing Legal Education events to be held in Houston, Dallas, and Austin to educate legal professionals and other direct service practitioners in order to promote further involvement in these issues.
This 12-week summer program will culminate in the publication of a national report on juvenile specialty courts, which will be made available as a resource for attorneys, judges, public officials, and other community stakeholders across the state over the next year.

The fellowship is for 12 weeks with a $1,500 stipend. For more information on qualifications and application instructions, view the full job listing at PSJD.org (log-in required).

 

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