Call for Papers

Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk

Volume 5, Issue 2

Legal Safety Nets: The Law as a Change Agent for Children

Fall 2014

Angelo Giardino (Texas Children's Health Plan) and Robert Sanborn (CHILDREN AT RISK)

Guest Editor:
Daniel Losen, J.D., M. Ed (Director, Center for Civil Rights Remedies, The Civil Rights Project, University of California, Los Angeles)

Published by the Texas Medical Center Library and edited by the CHILDREN AT RISK Institute, the Journal of Applied Research on Children (JARC) serves to influence policy affecting children by by providing applicable research to the public, child advocates, and policymakers on timely children's issues. Providing practical case studies and research on the transformative potential of policy change, JARC issues provide a powerful link between data and policy solutions to strengthen the arguments of child advocates across the country.

For the ninth issue, Legal Safety Nets: The Law as a Change Agent for Children, the CHILDREN AT RISK Institute invites invites research on the transformational power of laws and the legal system for our children. How does the law both promote child well-being and, at other times, actively work against the best interests of children? The CHILDREN AT RISK Institute is seeking articles that include data-oriented evidence on the issues within our legal system and articles with strong policy implications. Possible issue areas include but are not limited to:

  • Juvenile Justice
  • Immigration
  • Health
  • Education
  • Mental Health
  • Food Insecurity

The Journal of Applied Research on Children is available online in an open-access format (jarc.childrenatrisk.org) and is indexed in CINAHL and SocINDEX, making it available to child advocates, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers across America. Since its launch, journal articles have been downloaded over 64,000 times. The submission and peer review process are completed entirely online. Authors are encouraged to take advantage of the journal’s online format by including videos, interactive charts, or links to online resources.

To view past issues of the journal or to submit a piece, please visit jarc.childrenatrisk.org. The final submission deadline for papers is June 1, 2014. Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the editorial office at .