Trick or Treat Bag Making

Members of the Child and Youth Advocates and the Black Law Students Association Community Outreach team made 100 trick or treat bags for children from low-income families. The bags will be delivered to Salvation Army shelters in the Cambridge and Boston area before Halloween.

Third Sector Event

Please join us this Wednesday, October 22nd from 7pm-9pm in WCC 2012 where Third Sector General Counsel John Grossman and his colleagues will talk about Social Impact Bonds and the Massachusetts Pay for Success Initiative, which aims to decrease recidivism in the juvenile justice system. Mr. Grossman will also discuss his time working on increasing […]

Conversation on Siblings Separated by Foster Care

Please join Child and Youth Advocates (CYA) on Monday, October 21 at 12 PM in Hauser 104 for a conversation with Kelley Lane, Executive Director of Sibling Connections.  Sibling Connections is the only organization in Massachusetts designed to promote the relationships of siblings separated by foster care. Ms. Lane will speak about her organization, as well as volunteer opportunities for HLS […]

Opportunity to Hear Oral Arguments at the MA Supreme Judicial Court on juvenile sentencing – 09/04

As some of you may be aware, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) will be hearing oral arguments this week on two cases involving juvenile sentencing, in light of the Supreme Court decision that mandatory live without parole for juveniles is unconstitutional.   One regards the retroactivity possibility, and the other involves the appropriate sentence […]

Welcome Letter to 1Ls

Welcome to HLS!   If you are interested in children and youth, you’ve come to the right place!   Child and Youth Advocates is a community of students who care about issues affecting children and youth, including education, juvenile justice, child welfare, and children’s rights.  We welcome anyone who is interested in learning more, attending lunch talks, […]

Subscribing to CYA email list

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