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September 2017

Pro Bono Clinic for DACA Renewals

September 23, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605 United States
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CRITICAL NEED - PLEASE HELP Pro Bono Support for Sep. 23 DACA Clinic Please help support immigrant youth in this time of crisis. Effective Sep. 5, 2017, no new DACA applications will be received or processed by USCIS. Renewal requests may be filed only for recipients whose DACA expires between Sep 5, 2017 and Mar. 5, 2018. DACA expiring after Mar. 5, 2018 is not eligible for renewal. DACA renewal requests must be received by USCIS by Oct. 5, 2017…

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Educational Rights of Children with Sickle Cell Disease

September 26, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Phillips Metropolitan Training Center, 2550 Main Street, First Floor Conference Room
Hartford, CT 06120 United States
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Back to School Educational Rights of Children and Youth with Sickle Cell Disease Attorney Bonnie Roswig, Center for Children’s Advocacy Laws that protect children with Sickle Cell Disease in school and college. Phillips Metropolitan Training Center (First Floor Conference Room) 2550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06120 5:30 pm: Refreshments and Light Dinner 6:00 pm: Tips for Youth and Families for School Year 2017 7:00 - 7:30 pm: Questions and Answers Child care provided, Backpacks with school supplies distributed for youth…

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October 2017

Keep the Power On – New Britain Utility Clinic

October 24, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
New Britain Senior Center, 55 Pearl Street
New Britain, CT 06051 United States
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New Britain Senior Center, New Britain Problems with your utility bills? You may be able to get help at the Utility Clinic. Meet with volunteers to: Discuss utility bill problems Get budget counseling Meet with utility company representatives Find out about special utility programs for families For more information or to register: Attorney Bonnie Roswig  Medical-Legal Partnership, Center for Children’s Advocacy 860-545-8581 broswig@cca-ct.org Please bring proof of income.

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Keep the Power On – Hartford Utility Clinic

October 27, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Gengras Auditorium, Gengras Auditorium, 1000 Asylum Ave
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
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St. Francis Hospital, Gengras Auditorium, Hartford Problems with your utility bills? You may be able to get help at the Utility Clinic. Meet with volunteers to: Discuss utility bill problems Get budget counseling Meet with utility company representatives Find out about special utility programs for families For more information or to register: Attorney Bonnie Roswig  Medical-Legal Partnership, Center for Children’s Advocacy 860-545-8581 broswig@cca-ct.org Please bring proof of income.

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Chemical Strait Jackets: Over-Medication of Children in State Care

October 31, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
UConn School of Law, 65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Center for Children's Advocacy Presents Chemical Strait Jackets: Are Children in State Care Over-Medicated? October 31, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Click here to attend Webinar Sara Bartosz, Deputy Director of Litigation Strategy Children’s Rights, NY Attorney Bartosz leads the team that filed the Missouri class action M.B. v. Tidball,  psychotropic medication oversight litigation, on June 12, 2017.   Mirela Loftus, MD, PhD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Institute of Living, Hartford, CT Dr. Loftus is a Child and Adolescent…

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November 2017

Pro Bono Attorney Training – Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

November 9, 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  SIJS protects undocumented children who have been abandoned, abused or neglected, allowing them to regularize their immigration status in the United States.  Legal representation is critical to prevent undocumented children from being returned to a threatening, frightening existence. In response to the growing need for representation in our courts, attorney Edwin Colon, director of the Center for Children’s Advocacy's Immigrant Children Justice Project, is training Connecticut attorneys to provide effective pro-bono representation.  Lawyers who register for this program receive…

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