Section Newsletter Articles on Juvenile Law

The legal rights of spanish-speaking families: Policy recommendations for a linguistic and culturally competent Illinois child welfare system By Denise I. Martinez Child Law, June 2014 In the last decade alone, Latinos in Illinois accounted for more than 32.5% of the total increase in the State’s population. Now is the time to build a competent child welfare system that will protect the most vulnerable Latino children in this state.
Prenatal drug use: Functionalistic vs. formalistic approaches By Heather A. Abell Women and the Law, June 2013 Will a mother’s prenatal drug use result in a finding of child abuse or neglect once the fetus is born?