The Journal of Juvenile Law and Policy is a biannual publication of the UC Davis School of Law that addresses the unique concerns of children in the American legal system. Initially a product of the creativity and activism of a small group of King Hall students, called the Advocates for the Rights of Children (ARC), the Journal has evolved into a vigorous organization committed to providing practical and timely information about current juvenile, family, and educational law issues. The goal of the Journal is to provide a forum for discussion and to encourage community awareness and involvement in issues that affect children.

Our Journal staff works hard to compile a thoughtful collection of legal and policy-oriented articles so that we can offer two issues per year.  The Journal is a non-partisan publication. We welcome any and all submissions, as long as they are well-written, timely and thoroughly researched. We accept a broad range of topics, including but not limited to:

·     Family law

·     Education law

·     Juvenile criminal law

·     Constitutional issues

·     Legislative developments

·     Health and welfare concerns

·     Protection of minors

In addition to articles, the Journal is proud to offer unique children’s and practitioner’s sections. In the children’s section, we have focused on children's issues from their perspective—through poems, drawings, interviews, games, and creative writing. Additionally, we have featured narratives and reflections of individuals involved in the lives of incarcerated youth, rehabilitating youth and dependent youth. Other issues addressed in the past have included analyses of welfare reform, outcome-based education, the ethical responsibilities of children's attorneys, recent judicial custody decisions, stepchildren and inheritance rights, and the Indian Child Welfare Act, among others. The practitioners section focuses primarily on the experience of attorneys and lawyers in various areas of juvenile law.

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