New UF Law Child Welfare Clinic
A new UF College of Law Child Welfare Clinic is aimed at improving collaboration among professionals serving children at risk of neglect and/or abuse. The program operates under the auspices of the college’s Center on Children and the Law (CCL). Legal Skills Professor Monique Haughton Worrell is supervising attorney, and CCL Director Barbara Bennett Woodhouse co-teaches and advises. (The clinic is a separate entity from Gator TeamChild, which provides direct legal services to juveniles.) The clinic assists the UF Department of Pediatrics’ Children’s Medical Services and Child Protection Team, working closely with the UF Office of General Counsel, and will serve as a demonstration project to explore how the presence of a legal advisory component (law students working under supervision of a clinical professor) can enhance the functioning of CPTs statewide.