Katie Rogers

  • Hosted by The Legal Aid Society of Columbus
  • Sponsored by Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation
  • Service location Columbus
  • Issue area Children/Youth, Medical-Legal Partnership
  • Fellowship class year 2008
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Teenage mothers, still children in the eyes of the law, face unique legal obstacles. Their children are more than twice as likely to be placed in foster care and more likely to have low birth weights that can lead to developmental delays. Teen pregnancy is also the leading cause of high school dropout. My project seeks to advocate for teenage mothers’, and their children’s, rights to education, health care and custody through direct representation, education and training with the CYLP and its collaboration with Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

The Inspiration

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