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Child Advocacy and Family Law Databases at Hamline

  • Family Law Reporter (BNA)  
      
    This resource on family law across the United States includes analysis, guidance, primary source material, and current coverage of news and developments in federal and state cases, legislation, regulation, trends, and issues. Contents encompass the full text of selected federal statutes and regulations, the text of uniform acts adopted in the states, and summaries of state divorce laws. There also is a divorce-related Tax Guide, featuring tax statutes and regulations, analysis, and forms.

General Child Advocacy and Family Law Resources

  • Center for Law and Social Policy
    This extensive site offers reports, policy briefs, fact sheets, legislative and regulatory analyses, presentations, and testimony on the topics of child care and early education; child support and fathers; child welfare; childbearing and pregnancy prevention; civil litigation assistance; couples and marriage policy; disconnected youth; global social policy; opportunity at work; postsecondary education and training; prisoner re-entry; welfare policy; work-life balance; and workforce development.
  • Child Labor Coalition
    The website offers information about proposed and pending U.S. federal legislation on child labor, and links to U.S. initiatives and agency reports. There is a large section on child labor in the U.S., including state-by-state surveys. The Coalition's site also focuses on child labor around the world, best practices reports, international treaties, conventions, and initiatives.

  • Child Trends Databank
    Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization. The Databank is a one-stop-shop for the latest national trends and research on key indicators of child well-being. The indicators cover issues such as health, demographics, down to examine differences by race, family type, income, citizenship, and region. Each report is heavily footnoted and annotated.

  • Child Welfare Information Gateway
    Topics include are child abuse and neglect; supporting and preserving families; achieving and maintaining permanency; and out-of-home care. Topical sections include excerpts from federal and state laws, training and diagnostic resources, statistical data, and research abstracts. A "Systemwide" section integrates laws and policies, the judicial system, cultural competence, and racial disparities issues.
  • Family Law Online
    This guide from the Cornell Legal Information Institute provides well-organized links to web sources on this topic
  • National Center for Children Exposed to Violence  
      
    The site includes a "Resource Center" with a searchable database of citations to articles, books, chapters, curricula, reports, videos, and other publications housed in or near NCCEV. The NCCEV Resource Center also includes a directory of well-organized and annotated links to other websites relating to violence against children.
  • National Law Center for Children and Families
    The NLC provides a training and information clearinghouse on the specialized issues involved in illegal pornography and First Amendment-related cases.

  • Representing Children Worldwide
    This site contains resources and information concerning the ways in which children's voices are heard in child protective procedings around the world. For example, the site offers a summary of practices of the 194 signatories to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child on this issue. Background information includes each jurisdiction's child protective practices, web resources, and key contact information.

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