Susanna Wagar '16, a student in the Youth Justice Clinic, presents on the
collateral consequences of juvenile delinquency adjudications.
On November 9, 2015, students from the Youth Justice Clinic, Civil Legal Assistance Clinic, Immigration Clinic, and Domestic Violence Clinic joined together to present a four hour educational program for the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Services Staff. The audience of about 45 folks included guidance counselors, social workers, and assistant principals. Clinic students presented on such topics as collateral consequences of juvenile delinquency adjudications, emancipation proceedings, the basics of housing law, an introduction to domestic violence, and the basics of asylum law. Students provided an overview of the law in these areas, as well as discussing resources in the community and potential referrals to the UNC Clinical Programs of students in the CHCCS District.
This was the first such collaborative community outreach project by law students in various clinical practice areas, and we hope to do it again next year.
We are grateful to Prof. Beth Posner for coordinating and to Jeff Reilly of the school district for helping facilitate the program.