Amanda W. Shackelton

  • Hosted by KidsVoice
  • Sponsored by ALM
  • Service location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Law school Harvard Law School
  • Issue area Children/Youth
  • Fellowship class year 2010
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Studies have shown that children in foster care are far more likely to experience school changes and enrollment delays, be suspended or expelled, and fail to complete high school.  Amanda’s project  protected the educational rights and needs of abused and neglected children in Allegheny County, thereby improving their educational and life outcomes. She also  provide direct educational legal services to KidsVoice clients and worked with KidsVoice to improve the ability of the organization and its staff attorneys to provide these services.

My own desire to improve the lives of children in need, combined with the intense need for legal educational advocacy services in Pittsburgh, inspired me to take on this project.

Amanda W. Shackelton /
Equal Justice Works Fellow

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