WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST: 8:30 AM
PROGRAM: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION CREDITS: 6.5 (5.5 substantive, 1.0 ethics)
The Support Center for Child Advocates provides legal assistance and social service advocacy to abused and neglected children in Philadelphia County. Child Advocates is one of the most successful volunteer models serving children in the country. Each pro bono attorney is teamed with a staff case handler and assigned one child or sibling group. The child advocate team conducts home visits, participates in service planning meetings and court hearings.
All volunteers must attend this full-day training program, which includes presentations on the Juvenile Act, the Child Protective Services Law, the role of a child advocate in a criminal case, representing parents in Dependency proceedings, service planning, and the dynamics of child abuse.
Our training manual How to Handle A Child Abuse Case, with the latest Juvenile Act amendments and Juvenile Court rules, is provided to attendees. This course also provides certification for eligibility to receive court-appointed dependency cases.
THE CLE CONFERENCE CENTER
Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Suite 1010
Philadelphia, PA 19107
On the evening of April 22nd, we will celebrate an Evening For Child Advocacy at our Annual Benefit Reception & Auction. Please join us after the CLE workshop in the Crystal Tea Room of the Wanamaker Building from 5:00 -8:00 pm. All CLE attendees can buy event tickets at a discounted rate of $75. Contact Cate Galbally to make payment arrangements at email@example.com or (267) 546-9216.
For registration and fee details, click HERE or call 1-800-932-4637
For other questions, contact Child Advocates at 267-546-9200
Join us on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Memorial Hall for the 36th Annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk. NEW THIS YEAR – 1 Mile Run. Whether you’re warming up for the 5K or just want to participate in a quick run, sign-up for the 1 Mile Run. Space limited.
This event attracts more than 1,300 runners and walkers of all ages each year, and is one of the oldest and most respected events of its kind in the City of Philadelphia! The Run/Walk format provides the opportunity for athletes of all levels to participate in this charity event organized by the Philadelphia Bar Association to spotlight its concern for the children of Philadelphia and to benefit the Support Center for Child Advocates.
Bring the whole family for a fun-filled morning featuring face painting and other treats for kids. Children ages 5-10 will love running in the FREE Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Kids’ Dash, a 200-yard non-competitive Dash. All participants will receive a Race give-a-way. Child-friendly activities offered all morning. Registration is required for each child. A parent or guardian must be present.
For more information and to register please click HERE.
Join us for our Annual Benefit Reception & Auction on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Crystal Tea Room. This premiere charity cocktail reception will feature a moving awards program and an exciting silent and live auction!
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm (4:30 pm, Distinguished Advocates Presentation)
Location: Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building, 100 East Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19107
CLICK HERE to view sponsorship opportunities & purchase tickets.
Help us celebrate those who make our work with children possible and recognize the special contributions to children’s welfare of business leader and child advocate, Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman and CEO of Merck. Ken will receive the 20150 Judge Lois G. Forer Child Advocacy Award for his commitment to the health and well-being of youth and his advocacy for access to justice through pro bono representation. A longtime supporter of Child Advocates and public interest law agencies, Ken also co-founded Cornerstone Christian Academy, a private charter school serving at-risk youth in West Philadelphia. Ken believes education and hard work will create opportunity and the desire to help others succeed. The evening will also celebrate the extraordinary efforts of our friends who devote countless hours to improving the lives of traumatized children. The 2015 Distinguished Advocates are:
Lawrence J. Beaser
Blank Rome LLP
Eddie Ohlbaum Distinguished Advocate for Children Award
Alfred R. Fuscaldo
Jason T. LaRocco
Fineman Krekstein & Harris P.C.
Daniel J. Luccaro
George D. Mosee
District Attorney’s Office of Philadelphia
Charles N. Persing
Lara Thane & Rae-Lynne Tuzzo
Megan E. Watson
Berner Klaw & Watson LLP
Law catching up on punishment vs. child abuse
By Frank P. Cervone
October 15, 2014
At our Labor Day pool party this year, a 3-year-old boy grabbed a little girl by the arm when she sat in the plastic race car that the boy had been enjoying earlier. He got a scolding that focused on sharing and the she-had-it-first rule of kids’ justice. Off the boy went, frowning miserably for about 10 seconds, before finding some other great toy to fill his limitless desire to play. It seemed that a lesson was delivered, sufficient for the moment, the penalty fitting the crime.
A week later, I read that NFL star Adrian Peterson beat his 4-year-old son to bleeding and bruises with a tree branch, reportedly for pushing a cousin off a motorbike video game. Peterson was charged criminally with child abuse in Texas, where the incident occurred.
From the enactment of the first child protection laws in the United States in the 1960s and ’70s, lawmakers have carved out a corporal-punishment exception for parental supervision, control, and discipline of children. But where is the line between corporal punishment and child abuse? And which of these are crimes? I don’t think the line is so hard to find.
FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV
It was just after 9:00 a.m. Friday morning when sources say investigators from the city’s special victim’s unit entered a Center City Law firm with a search warrant for evidence in an ongoing sex trafficking investigation.