Barton Child Law and Policy Center The Barton Child Law and Policy Center promotes and protects the legal rights and interests of children who are involved with the juvenile court, child the requirement to prepare a child for school, and juvenile justice systems. Welcome to the Barton Child Law and Policy Center at Emory University School of Law. The Barton Center’s three in-house legal clinics afford students a unique opportunity to integrate legal theory with law practice in a collaborative, interdisciplinary setting.
Our students receive instruction in lawyering skills and practice those skills in courtrooms, legislative committee hearings, and administrative settings under close faculty supervision. The Barton Center also serves as a resource for practitioners and policymakers committed to justice for children. We provide specialized training and consultation to juvenile court, child welfare and juvenile justice professionals and engage in systemic advocacy at the state and national levels. Visit the other pages on this site to better understand how together, through strategic partnerships and individual dedication, we can ensure justice and safety for all children.
News from the Barton Center Georgia School Justice Summit Sponsored by the Supreme Court of Georgia’s Committee on Justice for Children and other partners, the summit will provide an overview of the current school justice work in Georgia. August 30th, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm at Clayton State University. GA Child Welfare Legal Academy Click on video presentations to view past Legal Academies. To stay informed about all of our Legal Academies, sign up for our listserv to receive periodic newsletters.
Guardian Ad Litem training The Office of the Child Advocate is now offering online guardian ad litem training. 5 CLE hours and satisfies the GAL training requirement in O. Representing the Whole Child manual Click on Representing the Whole Child: A Georgia Juvenile Defender Training Manual to view the second edition that is now available in pdf format. It will also be posted on our Publications page soon. Your contribution directly supports the work of the Barton Child Law and Policy Center to improve the lives of abused, neglected, and court-involved children.
Thank you for your generous support. Our work would not be possible without community contributions. The Barton Child Law and Policy Center was my single best experience in law school. Powhatan County Public Schools is pleased to offer a prekindergarten program for 4 year old children for the 2018-19 school year. The goal of the program is to provide a healthy learning environment for children whose social or economic conditions may place them at risk for poor school performance. Enrollment priority will be given to children with the greatest number of factors impacting their environment. This is not a first-come, first-served program.
Applications must be filled out completely. Proof of residency and financial information must be attached in order for the applicant to be considered for the program. Applications will be available on April 19, at all Powhatan County elementary schools, Powhatan Department of Social Services, The Goochland-Powhatan Community Services Board and the PCPS website. Applications should be returned to any elementary school or the School Board Administration Office.
For more information please contact Dr. Lynn Clayton-Prince, Director of Special Education Services, at 598-5700. Elementary Realignment Committee Recommendation to School Board The Elementary Realignment Committee completed their final planned meeting on January 25th. The Committee reviewed public feedback, transportation recommendations, new policy changes, and student data during the meeting. C Associates, our consultant, will present this recommendation to the School Board on Feb. 13th during the public meeting at 7 pm. There will be opportunities for public comment at that time.