Empowering Youth in the Courtroom
Child Welfare Information Gateway National Foster Care Month: 2021
Federal Publication/Policy Instrument
Published: May 2021
Administration on Children, Youth and Families 3rd Floor 330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Explains how the Dream Day showed a youth that he had rights as a youth in care and helped him get comfortable in the courtroom. Now he advocates for youth in his community to attend their court hearings. This Real-Life Story was developed as part of National Foster Care Month 2021.
FAMILY COURTS; LEGAL RIGHTS; CHILD ADVOCACY; CLIENT RIGHTS; EMPOWERMENT; AGING OUT; PERMANENCY PLANNING; JUDICIAL ROLE; HAWAII; LIVED EXPERIENCE