The Office of Family Representation and Advocacy Opens in New Mexico

New Mexico is a long time member of the FJI community and we want to celebrate and congratulate the newly opened Office of Family Representation and Advocacy (OFRA). The Office is implementing high quality interdisciplinary legal representation and practice infrastructure that promise to improve child and family outcomes.  OFRA’s work is driven by a fundamental…

Anti-Racist Lawyering In Practice Site Now Available!

FJI just launched the Anti-Racist Lawyering In Practice website. Collected here is a set of authoritative and adaptable resources, ideas, checklists, instructions, and templates for defense practitioners and multi-disciplinary professionals to examine the harm that children—particularly Black, Native American/Alaska Native, and Hispanic children—have experienced in the child welfare system and to intentionally adopt culturally responsive…

Reflections from ABA Center on Children and the Law Conferences

FJI Communications Committee Co-chairs Cathy Krebs and Kathleen Creamer share some overall thoughts on the themes presented during the annual conferences.

FJI Demonstration Sites Report

Learn how FJI demonstration sites are improving the lives of children and families through high-quality lawyering.

In Court Advocacy Guide

Check out FJI’s new In Court Advocacy Guide! The guide provides discussion, tips, and tools to enhance in-court advocacy for your clients to help them achieve their case goals.  

Out-of-Court Advocacy Guide

Out-of-court advocacy is critical in every child welfare legal proceeding. Check out FJI’s Out-of-Court Advocacy Guide

Trauma Exposure Response Guide

As a child welfare attorney, you are regularly exposed to trauma. Check out FJI’s new resource on trauma exposure response for child welfare attorneys.

Congrats to East Bay Family Defenders

The FJI Team is happy to learn that East Bay Family Defenders will be recognized by state Senator Bob Wieckowski during his “State of the 10th Senate District Address and Awards” Ceremony.  EBFD is one of eleven honorees selected throughout the 10th Senate District. We are thrilled that EBFD is being recognized for their great…