Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Call for Papers: The Law as a Change Agent for Children

Dan Losen, UCLA Civil Rights Project, is guest editing the upcoming peer reviewed issue of the Journal of Applied Research on Children.  The journal is currently seeking submissions.  Below is the call for papers.

Call For Papers

Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk
Volume 5, Issue 2
Legal Safety Nets: The Law as a Change Agent for Children
Fall 2014
Editors-in-Chief: Angelo Giardino (Texas Children's Hospital)
Robert Sanborn (CHILDREN AT RISK)

Guest Editor: Daniel Losen, J.D., M. Ed (Director, Center for Civil Rights Remedies,
The Civil Rights Project, University of California, Los Angeles)

Published by the Texas Medical Center Library and edited by the CHILDREN AT RISK
Institute, the Journal of Applied Research on Children (JARC) serves to inform policy affecting
children by providing applicable research to the public, child advocates, and policymakers on
timely children’s issues. Providing practical case studies and research on the transformative
potential of policy change, JARC issues provide a powerful link between data and policy
solutions to strengthen the arguments of child advocates across the country.
For the ninth issue, Legal Safety Nets: The Law as a Change Agent for Children, the
CHILDREN AT RISK Institute invites research on the transformational power of laws and
the legal system for our children. How does the law both promote child well-being and, at
other times, actively work against the best interests of children? The CHILDREN AT RISK
Institute is seeking articles that include data-oriented evidence on the issues within our legal
system and articles with strong policy implications. Possible issue areas include but are not
limited to:

 Juvenile Justice
 Immigration
 Health

 Education
 Mental Health
 Food Insecurity
The Journal of Applied Research on Children is available online in an open-access format
(jarc.childrenatrisk.org) and is indexed in CINAHL and SocINDEX, making it available to
child advocates, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers across America. Since its
launch, journal articles have been downloaded over 67,000 times. The submission and
peer review process are completed entirely online. Authors are encouraged to take
advantage of the journal’s online format by including videos, interactive charts, or links to
online resources.

To view past issues of the journal or to submit a piece, please visit jarc.childrenatrisk.org.
The final submission deadline for papers is June 1, 2014. Prospective authors are
encouraged to contact Marissa Madsen, Managing Editor at jarc@childrenatrisk.org.


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