Categories: Children’s Law Criminal Law


Mitchell, Everett

Course Data

Room 5240 (in person, but initial sessions will likely be remote with a switch to in-person if conditions allow.)
F 1:10pm-3:10pm

Pass/Fail: Yes

Course Description

Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Administration: Legal Intersections

This course will explore the legal intersections between the child welfare and juvenile justice by exploring both systems through the lenses of trauma. In the first part of the course, students will explore Wis. Stat. Chapter 48 and the child welfare system in Wisconsin: From initial decision to remove children from their homes, court jurisdiction, dispositional orders, termination of parental rights warnings, the reasonable efforts that must be made by the department, permanency planning, conditions of return and termination of parental rights. In the second half of the course, students will learn about Juvenile Justice and the purpose of the system in Wis. Stat. Chapter 938. In this section of the course, students will became familiar with the stages of juvenile justice: detaining of juveniles in detention, confidentiality, trauma, youth juvenile assessments, dispositions (juvenile sentencing), rules of supervision, placement (in home, foster home, residential care centers, group homes, or Lincoln Hills/Cooper Lake), restorative justice and juvenile expungement. The intention of the course is for law school and social work students to work in teams to develop the skills necessary to support children and families.

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