Emily Berger

  • Hosted by Alliance for Children's Rights
  • Sponsored by The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
  • Service location Los Angeles
  • Law school Rutgers School of Law - Newark
  • Issue area Children/Youth
  • Fellowship class year 2007
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

My project has expanded the services offered in the NextStep Project, which was designed to serve former foster youth. I have focused my project on youth that cross-over from the dependency to the delinquency system. While I continue to assist youth with SSI appeals, 388 petitions (which allow youth to access Independent Living Program services), and other problems they encounter, I am also engaging in significant policy work, direct services and community education in the area of sealing juvenile delinquency records.

The Inspiration

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