Juvenile Rights Appeals

The Juvenile Rights Appeals Unit is the principal appellate counsel for New York City’s abused and neglected children and youth adjudicated as juvenile delinquents. Appellate advocacy is the natural extension of the representation provided in the trial court by JRP attorneys for both child welfare and juvenile delinquency clients. Pro bono attorneys, mentored by senior appellate counsel, review the trial record, engage in issue selection, draft the appellate brief, and when applicable, engage in oral argument.