Children’s Rights Clinic Course Information for Law Students
Youth with disabilities are over-represented in our nation’s juvenile justice system. The Children’s Rights Clinic in conjunction with the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program works to ensure that youth with disabilities involved in the juvenile justice system have their disability needs met and their rights protected. We:
Organization Name: Children’s Rights Clinic-The University of Alabama School of Law
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 870392, Tuscaloosa 35487-0392
Physical Address: The University of Alabama School of Law, 101 Paul Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa 35401
Phone number: (205) 348-4960
Are you a non-profit? Yes
Do you accept donations? Yes, through the University of Alabama Law School Foundation
Are donations tax-deductible? Yes
Do you provide direct client services? Yes
Brief description of services provided: The Children’s Rights Clinic provides free legal assistance to children with disabilities residing in West Alabama. Assistance is generally limited to matters arising from a juvenile court setting and is provided according to a set of priorities. There is no fee for the services and no income qualification required. How do clients qualify for your services? Through juvenile court.
Program description: The University of Alabama School of Law’s Children’s Rights Clinic provides legal advice, assistance, and representation on matters to juveniles in Tuscaloosa county. Through its student and staff attorneys, the Children’s Rights Clinic provides legal assistance on matter such as: juvenile justice, special education, children’s mental health services, bullying, and foster care.