CAP

Clinic: Placements - Master List

Below is a list of organizations – in Massachusetts and beyond – which have served as Child Advocacy Program (CAP) clinical placement sites since our inception in Fall 2004.  Many of these organizations will serve as placement sites in future years; however, not all of them will be offered.  This list is intended to give students a sense of the range of placement possibilities.

The Child Advocacy Clinic has two options for fieldwork placements: (1) Spring and (2) Winter/Spring.  

  • Through the Spring clinical option, students have been placed at the local Massachusetts organizations listed below.  
  • Through the Winter/Spring clinical option, students have been placed at the out-of-state organizations listed below.  In the Winter term, students work full-time, on-site at the placement organization.  In the Spring, each student returns to Cambridge and continues working remotely for the same organization.  (Exception: We have placed a limited number of Winter/Spring students at local organizations; these students work on-site during the Winter and Spring terms.)

Spring Placement Sites

Boston Juvenile Court (BJC)

Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) - Mediation

Cambridge Juvenile Court

Center for Law and Education (CLE)

Center for Public Representation (CPR)

Children and Family Law Division (CAFL), Committee for Public Counsel Services – Administrative Office

Children and Family Law Division (CAFL), Committee for Public Counsel Services – Boston Trial Office

Children's Law Center of Massachusetts (CLC)

Children's Legal Services, Inc. (CLS)

Citizens for Juvenile Justice (CfJJ)

The Civil Rights Project (CRP) (formerly based at Harvard Univ.)

Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (ESE) Legal Office, Massachusetts

Department of Children and Families (DCF) – Massachusetts

Department of Youth Services (DYS), Massachusetts

District Attorney's Office (DA's Office), Child Abuse Unit, Middlesex County

District Attorney's Office (DA's Office), Child Protection Unit, Family Protection & Sexual Assault Bureau, Suffolk County

EdLaw Project

Family and Children’s Law Practice Group, The WilmerHale Legal Services Center (LSC) of Harvard Law School

Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (HLAB)

Horizons for Homeless Children (HHC)

Juvenile Court, Middlesex Division with First Justice

Law Offices of Beth E. Simon

Living Legacy Project, The WilmerHale Legal Services Center (LSC) of Harvard Law School

Massachusetts Advocates for Children (MAC)

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI)

Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston (MLP)

Office of the Child Advocate (OCA)

Office of Councilor John Connolly

Office of Senator Karen Spilka, Then Chair of the Joint Committee on Children and Families

Permanency Mediation Project, The WilmerHale Legal Services Center (LSC) of Harvard Law School

Strategies for Children / Early Education for All (SfC / EEA)

Strategies for Youth (SfY)

Thrive in 5

Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI)

Youth Advocacy Division (YAD), Juvenile Appeals, Committee for Public Counsel Services

Youth Advocacy Division (YAD), Roxbury Trial Office, Committee for Public Counsel Services

Wellness Court Placement with the Juvenile Court, Middlesex Division

Winter/Spring Placement Sites

Advocates for Children of New York, New York City, New York

Center for Children’s Law and Policy - Washington D.C.

Children’s Defense Fund-California - Oakland, California

ChildSHARE - Los Angeles, California

Children's Law Center of California - Los Angeles, California

Children's Rights, Inc. - New York City, New York

Committee on Expediting Dependency/Termination Appeals - Seattle, Washington

Delta Directions Consortium - Clarksdale, Mississippi

Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (ESE) Legal Office, Massachusetts - Boston, MA

District Attorney's Office (DA's Office), Child Protection Unit, Family Protection & Sexual Assault Bureau, Suffolk County - Boston, Massachusetts

Equal Justice Initiative - Montgomery, Alabama

Foster Care Review, Miami, Florida

Fostering Media Connections - San Francisco, California

Juvenile Law Center - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lawyers For Children - New York City, New York

Legal Action Center - New York City, New York

Legal Services for Children - San Francisco, California

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute - Boston, MA

Miami Dade County Circuit Court, Juvenile Division - Miami, Florida

National Center for Youth Law - Oakland, California

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights - New Delhi, India

National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa, Sexual Offenses & Community Affairs Unit - South Africa

Office of Mayor Julián Castro, City of San Antonio - San Antonio, Texas

Public Advocates Inc. - San Francisco, California

South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project - Harlingen, Texas

St. Jude's Ranch for Children - Boulder City, Nevada

Visayan Forum Foundation - Philippines

Youth Advocacy Center - New York City, New York

Youth Law Center - San Francisco, California

Last modified: February 20, 2014

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