Children’s Participation in Justice Processes: Finding the Best Ways Forward is a two-day national symposium scheduled for 15 and 16 September 2017 in Calgary.
- the role of children’s counsel;
- the child in family law proceedings, child protection proceedings and youth criminal justice proceedings;
- the practical and legal effect of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child within Canada; and,
- best practices for children’s legal clinics, representing children, judicial child interviews, and child interviews by lawyers and mental health professionals.
The symposium is open to anyone with an interest in children’s participation in justice processes. Participation is welcome from: judges, lawyers and articled students; academics, researchers, graduate students and post-doctoral students; social workers, clinical psychologists, counsellors and other mental health professionals; and, government decision-makers, policy-makers and administrators. For more information, please visit: http://www.findingthebestwaysforward.com/.
The symposium registration portal can be found here: http://www.findingthebestwaysforward.com/registration.htm
Finding the Best Ways Forward is a joint initiative by the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family and the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Alberta, and has been funded by a grant from the Alberta Law Foundation.
Information about “Finding the Best Ways Forward” was provided by the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family.
This post was updated on March 28, 2017