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March 2000Vol. 1, No. 1Journal of the Center for Children and the Courts

Vol. 1, 1999. Judicial Council of California. Annual. 184 pages. Free.

You'll find legal issues of national scope related to children covered in this new journal even though its stated aim is to foster improvement in the California judicial system. The first part of the debut issue broadly examines legal representation of children. Contributors represent a range of perspectives, including attorneys, judges, and a former foster child. Topics covered include funding, the role of attorneys as advocates and prosecutors, and the historical development of children's representation.

The second part of the journal addresses such issues as child custody evaluations and the movement in California toward coordinating unified family courts. The last section offers essays from a judge in a coordinated family court and a teenager with a long history in the child welfare system.

The journal receives funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

To subscribe for a copy of the journal, contact:
Journal of the Center for Children and the Courts
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Ave., 5th floor
San Francisco, CA 94102-3660
Tel.: 415-865-7739
Fax: 415-865-4319