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Children and the Law

This guide contains resources available in many areas of law that affect children, such as juvenile justice, child welfare, children requiring assistance, education and health law.

Introductory Resources

These resources provide basic background information on juvenile justice.

Documenting Juvenile Defense - National Juvenile Defender Center

Juvenile Justice Law

This guide introduces resources available to Boston College Law students researching issues related to children and the law, including general resources, Massachusetts material, and subject specific resources, including child welfare, children requiring assistance, educationhealth, and children in transition. Many of the resources mentioned in this guide are limited to Boston College law students, faculty, and staff. 

MCLE OnlinePass

Boston College Law School faculty and students have access to the new MCLE OnlinePass, a database of all MCLE content.  Handbooks, course books, and audio or video coverage of MCLE sessions are searchable using the MCLE OnlinePass. You can download many important treatises such as Massachusetts Child Welfare Practice in Massachusetts.  Note: if you are attempting to log in when you are off-campus, you will be prompted for your BC credentials.

 MCLE books and CD-Rom