As an organization dedicated to the legal training and development of child welfare professionals, the NACC provides a number of useful resources. While some of the resources are made available exclusively to NACC members, others are offered free-of-charge to anyone interested in child welfare law and practice. Please read the descriptions below for more information on each of these resources.
NACC Child Law Blog
Children, Families and the Law, or the NACC Child Law Blog, examines the legal systems and social issues impacting the fields of child welfare, juvenile justice, custody law, and family law. Contributors include NACC Executive Director Kendall Marlowe, as well as NACC staff, NACC members, and leading experts from various professional disciplines related to child law.
As a service to our members, the National Association of Counsel for Children publishes a monthly email law journal, known as The Guardian. This publication includes child welfare law and juvenile justice news, case reviews, policy updates, job openings, upcoming trainings, and more. We also keep an archive of past issues that is available to all of our members.
Law Office Guidebook
Given the specialized nature of child welfare law, it is difficult to provide high-quality legal services without an institutional structure that allows attorneys focus their full attention to the practice. Our Child Welfare Law Office Guidebook is a collection of 33 best practice guidelines intended to move child welfare law offices toward a model practice.
The NACC Listserv offers members a forum to seek advice, answer questions, share news and information, promote reform, and engage in meaningful dialogue with other child welfare professionals. If you’re a member of the National Association of Counsel for Children, and you’d like to subscribe to the listserv, please visit the NACC Listserv page.
The NACC maintains a library of resources related to child welfare law and practice. Resources are made available to NACC members who submit a resource request through our website.
Looking for other child law professionals? Our database of NACC members includes attorneys, judges, caseworkers, doctors, therapists, and other professionals in the fields of child welfare, juvenile justice, and family law.
NACC Career Center
The NACC Career Center provides a great place to post and search job openings. Members can also upload a resume, subscribe to job notifications, and obtain career counseling.
The Red Book
Child Welfare Law and Practice, also known as “The Red Book,” serves as a comprehensive guide for child welfare advocates, providing analysis and instruction on a variety of topics.
Each year, we publish a Children's Law Manual in conjunction with our national conference. Manuals cover a range of children's legal issues, and are available to members at no cost.
Published by Loyola University Chicago School of Law with the cooperation of the NACC, the Children’s Legal Rights Journal offers insight into various aspects of child law and practice.
Looking for ways to promote yourself as a member of the National Association of Counsel for Children? Consider adding our NACC Member Banner to your website or email signature, or printing out an NACC Member Certificate and displaying it in your office.
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2017 National Child Welfare, Juvenile & Family Law Conference