Children’s Justice Attorney Education Program one of Four Awarded Springboard Prize for Child Welfare

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The Springboard Prize launched on January 12, 2021, reaching hundreds of leaders within and beyond the child welfare community to spread the word about this new grant opportunity. As a result, the applicant pool reflected a diverse array of approaches and communities. 

The Aviv Foundation is delighted to announce the four awardees of the inaugural Springboard Prize for Child Welfare!

  • The Children’s Justice Attorney Education Program (CJAE) plans to launch a fellowship program to provide extensive training, expert case consultation, and reflective practice to attorneys practicing in rural areas in Nebraska, with the goal of improving the availability and quality of legal representation for children and families in rural communities. Housed at the University of Nebraska’s Center on Children, Families, and the Law and College of Law, Michelle Paxton, Director of the Children’s Justice Clinic, will build and lead the program, which is inspired by her clinic’s efforts to provide law students with support to help them represent children as Guardians ad Litem.
  • Family Reunification, Equity, & Empowerment (FREE)
  • TheNebraska Indian Child Welfare Coalition(NICWC) 
  • Uptrust