CCA’s Edwin Colon Named CT Law Tribune Distinguished Leader
CT Law Tribune
August 25, 2017
The Connecticut Law Tribune has named CCA attorney Edwin Colon, director of the Center’s Immigrant Children’s Justice Project, a 2017 Distinguished Leader of the Law.
From the Connecticut Law Tribune Announcement:
“Center for Children’s Advocacy’s Edwin Colon is known as a tireless advocate for at-risk and underserved clients throughout the state, with a focus on children and families. He is a recognized leader in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, helping at-risk children avoid deportation to a dangerous environment. He also works to support English Language Learners, LGBT youth and runaway and homeless youth.
Colon has created and led training of pro bono lawyers at major law firms throughout Connecticut, training more than 70 attorneys in the past year to represent immigrant children. He has been a guest on NPR, spoken to district boards of education and presented legal rights information to the Connecticut Judicial Branch and the Department of Children and Families. At Norwalk public schools, he helped create a best practice model for ELL students to close the achievement gap of ELL students, particularly those who have experienced trauma and interrupted formal education.”
Please join us in congratulating Edwin Colon. We are honored to work with him and proud of all he has accomplished for Connecticut’s most vulnerable children.
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