Professor Kele Stewart Publishes Article on Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

Professor Kele Stewart Publishes Article on Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

Professor Kele Stewart
By Miami Law Staff Report

Professor Kele Stewart

Professor Kele Stewart Publishes Article on Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

By Miami Law Staff Report
The Columbia Journal of Race and Law recently published Professor Kele Stewart’s article “Re-Envisioning Child Well-Being: Dismantling the Inequitable Intersections among Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, and Education.”

Co-director of the Children & Youth Law Clinic, Professor Kele Stewart’s article focuses on the family regulation system’s policing, disruption, and restructuring of Black families and communities, which spills over into other systems. The article also unpacks how that spillage magnifies the harm to Black children and provides evidence of the family regulation system’s failings.

Stewart supervises students who handle cases involving abused, abandoned, and neglected children.  She also teaches courses on family and juvenile law and legal practice.  Her scholarship is in the areas of child welfare, children’s rights, and clinical education.  Professor Stewart served as Associate Dean of Experiential Learning until recently and was responsible for administrative oversight of the Law Schools clinics, externships, and other practical courses.  In 2011-2012, she received a Fulbright Scholar award to study the child protection system in her native country Trinidad & Tobago.