The Custody Advocacy Program (CAP) of Council for Children’s Rights (CFCR) advocates in family court for the best interests of children caught in the middle of high-conflict custody cases. You can become a part of this unique and rewarding program that seeks solutions for children during a very difficult time in their lives. CAP volunteer attorneys and custody advocates receive intensive training covering various aspects of this specialized program, including: the nuts and bolts of child custody cases to which CAP gets appointed; the local family court rules; divorce and its effects on children; child development; investigating and making best interest recommendations; and expectations of the family court judiciary. This training is for attorneys who are interested in pro bono representation of children, as well as paralegals and any other non-attorneys who are interested in serving as custody advocates.
A NEW Mouthwatering Quarterly Fundraising EventIntroducing Well Seasoned for a Reason —a seasonal opportunity to reconnect with the work of Council for Children's Rights and share a nourishing meal with your family. We want to fill your dinner table with the most up-to-date information on the life-changing work you're providing to our community's most vulnerable […]
November Topic: Section 504 Plans Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against students with disabilities, and requires that the needs of students with disabilities are met as adequately as the needs of non-disabled students. This workshop will help you understand who is protected […]
December Topic: Preparing for the IEP Annual Review Meeting For students receiving special education services, an Annual Review of your student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) is required each year. This workshop will help you feel more confident in advocating for your student during this important meeting. As we discuss the most significant components of the […]