The task of formulating effective laws and policies for children and their families is impossible without access to a comprehensive body of scholarship covering all areas of importance to children and youth. Information necessary to the study of children’s policy is often scattered among collections organized around subject matters such as anthropology, crime, domestic violence, education, law, literature, medicine, music, nursing, political science, psychiatry, social work, sociology and religion.

Legal Briefs

Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor [225kb PDF]

Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor Study [215kb PDF]

TMH v. DMT [162 kb PDF]

Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, a minor under the age of fourteen years, Birth Father, and the Cherokee Nation [105 kb PDF]

Courtney C. Schulhoff v. State of Florida [234kb PDF]

Gill adoption case (In re Adoption of X.X.G. and N.R.G.) [108 Kb PDF]

Terrance Jamar Graham v. State of Florida [287 Kb PDF]

Lofton v. FDCF [530 Kb PDF]

Roper v. Simmons [427 Kb PDF]

State of Florida v. Tate [141 Kb PDF]

Brian B. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania [57 Kb PDF]

Troxel v. Granville [64 Kb PDF]

Research & Position Papers

“LGBTQ YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT SURVEY: A Joint Project on Marriage Equality of the University of Florida Center on Children and Families and the Emory Child Rights Project” by Kathryn Brightbill, Brian W. Kaufman, Margaret Riley, and Nick Vargo
view [215Kb PDF]

“The Shackling of Juvenile Offenders: The Debate in Juvenile Justice Policy” by Emily Banks, Anna Cowan and Lauren G. Fasig, Ph.D., JD
view [493Kb PDF]

“Representation of Children in a Unified Family Court System in Florida,” by Claudia Wright
view [110Kb PDF]

“Re-Thinking Juvenile Justice: Using the IEP Concept to Create a New Juvenile Justice Paradigm,” by Claudia Wright
view [491 Kb PDF]

Report on the Workshop having to do with “The Role of Law Schools in the of the Unified Family Court”.
view [64 Kb PDF]

Keynote Address by Barbara Bennett Woodhouse at The International Conference On Children’s Rights, Ministry of Education in Tokyo, Japan (November 1999).
view [25Kb PDF]

Article by Nancy E. Dowd, Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law.
view [117 Kb PDF]

Juveniles Article presented by Alison Gerencser at the 10th annual Dispute Resolution Center’s “Conference for Mediators and Arbitrators: Dialogue & Diversity” (August 22, 2001).
view [63 Kb PDF]