Troxel v. Granville: Implications for At-Risk Children and the Amicus Curiae Role of University-Based Interdisciplinary Centers for Children
Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
Emory University School of Law; University of Florida - Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Sacha Marie Coupet
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
32 Rutgers Law Journal 857 (2001)
This essay explores the implications of Troxel for children at risk of foster care placement. It highlights the potential roles of University-Based Interdisciplinary Children's Centers (UBICC) in advocating for children's needs and in influencing the courts and legislatures to use a developmentally-informed and child-centered perspective when evaluating laws and making public policy. The authors describe the use of friend of the court briefs as a vehicle for presenting courts with interdisciplinary perspectives on issues of importance to children.
Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 15, 2002
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