The QYouth Committee (fka At Risk Youth) works to increase understanding of the legal needs particular to GLBTQ at risk youth.
Washington State Juvenile Non-offender Benchbook
The newly revised Washington State Juvenile Non-offender benchbook is now available on line and includes a chapter about LGBTQ youth in foster care (Chapter 11)! The benchbook underwent a substantial rewrite and its drafters are interested in your thoughts on how it can be even better. Send your thoughts on how it might be improved even more to firstname.lastname@example.org. Special thanks to Tricia Boerger who helped facilitate the inclusion of information on LGBTQ youth. The benchbook is hosted at www.uwcita.org
LGBTQ Youth Leaving Foster Care Need Your Help
The QLaw At Risk Youth Project is seeking volunteers to participate in a new pro bono program providing legal assistance to youth who are leaving foster care. A disproportionate number of these youth are LGBTQ. Training materials and mentoring/assistance are available to lawyers interested in pro bono representation of youth through this program.
The Center for Children & Youth Justice, the ABA Bar-Youth Empowerment Program and Perkins Coie LLP launched the Lawyers Fostering Independence Program with a CLE on November 20th. If you missed the opening CLE, you are still welcome to participate in the program. Please email Michael Heath at AtRiskYouth@q-law.org for details.
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