Fiza Quraishi

  • Hosted by National Center for Youth Law
  • Sponsored by The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
  • Service location Oakland, California
  • Law school The University of Michigan Law School
  • Issue area Children/Youth
  • Fellowship class year 2007
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Tens of thousands of California’s foster children struggle with unmet mental health needs. Although legally entitled to adequate care, thousands are forced to go without it. When children are denied care or provided inadequate treatment, they are more likely to fall prey to the state’s juvenile or criminal justice systems, become homeless or drop out of school. Fiza addressed this problem by working with children’s advocates to develop concrete techniques for improving their ability to get adequate mental health care for their clients.

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