Advocates for Children - University of Cincinnati College of Law

Advocates for Children (AFC) was founded at the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2007. Since it's founding AFC has been active in the law school environment. AFC's purpose is to encourage students at the law school and members of the community to take an interest in legal advocacy for children. The main four objectives of AFC are:

1) to promote and support the education of law students in the policy and practice of juvenile law, including child welfare, juvenile justice, and family law;

2) to provide a forum to explore and discuss issues in child advocacy and promote an environment of both formal and informal advocacy;

3) to perform acts of service for underserved children in the Cincinnati community, in order to increase awareness of advocacy needs and to strengthen the relationship between the U.C. College of Law and the community; and

4) to assist students in pursuing internships, fellowships, and other career opportunities in the field of juvenile law.

The majority of AFC's work has been to serve students in the urban Cincinnati Public School (CPS) system. On top of events involving urban students, AFC also works to bring in speakers and promote events that will educate the law school population on the legal issues that face children and how they are different from adults.