Child and Family Advocacy Clinic

Through advocacy in court and other venues, we help ensure that the child welfare system is sufficiently addressing the safety, permanency and well-being needs of the clients.

The Rutgers Law Child and Family Advocacy Clinic provides representation to children in child abuse and neglect cases in Family Court in Camden and in administrative hearings and proceedings regarding public benefits, education, immigration, medical and mental health issues. This clinic is at our Camden location.

If you need legal services, call the clinic at (856) 225-6568

Legal assistance and representation is provided by law students acting under the supervision of a licensed attorney.  The Clinic accepts a limited number of cases during the academic year (mid-August to April). 

If you are interested in finding out if the Child and Family Advocacy Clinic might be able to assist you, please call 856-225-6568 and leave a message. Someone will return your call during the hours of 9 am and 4 pm, usually within 2 business days of your phone call. Please include in your message whether it is alright to leave a message at your phone number. 

Meredith Schalick

Meet the Faculty

Meredith Schalick, Clinic Director

Meredith Schalick founded the Child and Family Advocacy Clinic in 2008 and speaks nationally on issues related to child abuse and the child welfare system. She is a consultant for the Child Abuse Research and Services Institute and coaches the law school team for the National Adoption and Child Welfare Law Moot Court Competition. She has won several teaching awards.