Category: KidLaw Resource Directory

BLOG: Kinship Care and New Jersey’s Revised Kinship Legal Guardianship Act

By Legal Intern Kelly Monahan Benefits of Kinship Care  Kinship care – placing children with relatives rather than non-relative foster parents – is associated with significant benefits for children and youth, including improved mental and behavioral health. Specifically, kinship care may help mitigate the trauma of removal when children are placed with relative caregivers who […]

Presentación sobre derechos de estudiantes a recibir servicios de educación y solicitar ayuda emergente

La abogada Nina Peckman, en esta presentación habla sobre los derechos de los estudiantes para recibir servicios de educación o permanecer en la clasificación según el último I.E.P. acordado cuando el distrito quiere cambiar o quitar servicios, o cuando insiste que el estudiante debe graduarse de la secundaria. También explica del modo más general cómo […]

ACNJ Says No to Opinion 56, Stating Non-Lawyers Have a Place in IEP Meetings, Mediation

On November 16, 2020, staff attorney Nina Peckman, on behalf of ACNJ, submitted comments to the Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, urging them to remove language in Opinion 56, which states that only lawyers are to be allowed in Independent Education Program (IEP) and mediation meetings. By barring non-lawyer advocates from meetings, Peckman […]