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Families and Friends Organizing for Reform of Juvenile Justice (FORJ)


601 E. Capitol Ave. #207
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone (c): 573-837-7346
website: forj-mo.org

Tracy McClard, Founder & President
E-mail: forjmo@gmail.com
Twitter: @ForjMO

Organizational Profile

Families and Friends Organizing for Reform of Juvenile Justice is dedicated to ending the practice of placing children and youth under the age of 18 in Missouri's jails and prisons and providing all children involved in Missouri's juvenile or adult criminal justice system the necessary rehabilitation needed to become productive members of society by engaging and empowering families and allies of these children.  During the 2015 legislative session, FORJ will be working on raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction in Missouri to 17 and removing kids from adult jails pre-trial.



Juvenile Law and Justice Clinic


Washington University School of Law
Campus Box 1120
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Phone: 314-935-6088
Web: http://law.wustl.edu/clinicaled/pages.aspx?id=8878 

Professor Mae Quinn
Email: mae.quinn@macarthurjustice.org

Twitter: @profmaecquinn


Organizational Profile
Student attorneys in the Juvenile Law and Justice Clinic have engaged in a wide-range of youth advocacy efforts on behalf of Missouri’s young people. Given our holistic approach to juvenile representation our lawyering has taken place in juvenile courts, schools, the child welfare system, administrative proceedings, municipal, criminal and appellate courts, and in post-conviction proceedings. In handling legally, procedurally, and otherwise complex youth-centered cases, our student attorneys are frequently called upon to collaborate with social work, education, mental health, medical, and other non-legal experts. They emerge from the program experienced advocates who have established meaningful attorney-client relationships. They have honed their legal research and writing skills and learned what it means to be ethical lawyers and strategic thinkers who can zealously advocate for individual clients and client populations, frequently on multiple fronts.


Locale: Missouri
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