Our fourth annual Children's Rights Summit brought together in-house counsel, children's rights advocates, technologists and youth themselves from around California and the nation to engage in meaningful discussions about the legal needs of children. At no time has it been more important to convene new thinkers to look at challenges children and youth face in new ways. Through the convergence across disciplines and areas of the law, we can trigger new ideas and new solutions inspired by local and national leaders in children's rights.
Attendees left with new information, critical insights, pro bono projects, new contacts and a fresh perspective on ways we can tackle old challenges.
Among the issues discussed:
- Straight Talk: Why can't we do better for kids in multiple systems?
- Debates: Why are children ever put behind bars for any crimes?
- Debates: What if the federal government refused to fund any child welfare system that fails to deliver excellence?
- Global Justice for Children: Examining the legal challenges faced by street-connected children on a global scale.
- Disrupting Discrimination: A youth panel that offers thoughts, reactions and experiences to a myriad of discrimination experiences.
- Race: How do we disrupt the injustice of race and discrimination against children in America? How should we respond to disproportionate minority confinement? How do we address neighborhoods racked by violence and no resources mirror a color and ethnic line?
- Homeless Youth: Can we secure the dignity of homeless youth by providing them access to justice?
- Child Targets: Immigrant children are facing new and unprecedented challenges in an age of changing laws and policies.
- Pop Ups!: Learn about great projects that have been accomplished by Summit attendees form years past.