What are the career paths for people interested in Children's Rights?
I am NOT interested in being a social worker. I'm actually interested in completely revamping the child welfare system. I don't agree with the current standards of social work. I am more interested in national work such as with UNICEF USA or working with the United Nations or being a national children's rights lobbyist. I'm just not sure where to start. I also have an interest in law but I'm not entirely sure I see myself as a lawyer. I would definitely work as an amicus lawyer but I'm not sure the family law field is ready for me to be able to focus on children's rights specifically.
Ann Gianoglio Burk, MBA
Public Administration degrees are offered at many levels. You can start with a Bachelors in Public Administration. However, since you have a very specific goal in mind I would recommend considering an undergraduate degree in social work or child development and then going on for you masters in PA or vice-versa. This would help you to become knowledgeable in the exact area you want to impact while also learning how to shape public policy.
Take a look at the article below for more insight. I hope this helps! Good luck!
Children's right organization uses the power of the court to hold states accountable for meeting specific, court-enforceable benchmarks that ultimately transform the way kids are treated in government systems. They harness the power of the law to compel measurable and lasting reforms that improve children’s lives. Children’s Rights fights for systemic change.
Through legal action and advocacy Children’ Rights improves the mental health of kids trapped in systems. They prioritize children’s mental health, demands justice for children with mental health disabilities forcibly placed in institutions. You can check web site for staff positions, fellowships and internships jobs. They employ quite a few paralegal
For over eight decades, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has helped save and meaningfully improve more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization. UNICEF USA is building a coalition for children’s right. UNICEF's work in North America focuses on providing health, education, protection and more to vulnerable children. They make sure children’s voices are heard on issues important to them.
I feel that guardian ad litem may be a place that would benefit from an amicus attorney. The children need someone on there side, fighting for there rights and needs
Hope that helps a little .
Mary Rebekah’s Answer
I really admire your goals and I know you will do amazing things!