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Foster Care Youth Summit and American Indian Workshop Receive Funding

October 12, 2007

Two law school events won the 2007-08 Outreach Awards from the CU-Boulder Outreach Committee, which funds faculty projects designed specifically for external audiences.

Professors Claire Huntington and Colene Robinson, working through the Juvenile and Family Law Program, will organize a Foster Care Youth Summit to develop recommendations that enhance youth participation in the child welfare system and better meet needs of foster children. Participants will include Colorado foster care youth, CU-Boulder faculty, policy makers, judicial officers, child welfare workers, university students and alumni, and lawyers.

Professor Jill Tompkins and the American Indian Law Clinic will host a series of educational workshops and sessions during the Denver March Powwow. The series, “Where Will Your Land Go When You Pass On?” will inform American Indian of the impact of and assist them in estate planning. The negative ramifications of the recent changes to the Indian Probate Reform have hugely affected the Southern Ute and the Ute Mountain tribes.