Five Tips for Advocating for the “Most Connected Placement”

Virginia Corrigan, Brent Pattison, Jennifer Pokempner, and Jennifer Rodriguez, ABA Children's Rights Litigation •

How can lawyers advocate to ensure that their clients are being placed not just in the “least restrictive” setting but in families where children are the most connected to people who love them and to their own communities? Here are five tips to get you started.

About the Expert

Jennifer Pokempner is a Senior Attorney at Juvenile Law Center. At Juvenile Law Center, her work focuses on improving outcomes and opportunities for older youth in the foster care system through policy and legal advocacy at the local, state, and national levels.