Christine Trinkl Dougherty, JD

Former

Christine Dougherty was a staff attorney at the Support Center for Child Advocates from 2001-2008, providing direct representation to children in civil dependency and criminal abuse cases, technical support and training to volunteer attorneys. While there, Christine coordinated Child Advocates' project for children with complex medical needs through legal representation and collaboration with medical professionals, social service providers, and other advocates for children.

Christine has trained child welfare professionals both locally and nationally on child advocacy, child abuse and neglect law, and the representation of children. She presented at the National Association of Counsel for Children 2005 Conference on the topic, "Litigating a Complex Medically Needy Case." Before joining Child Advocates, she was the coordinating attorney for a special initiative focusing on homeless children with the Homeless Advocacy Project. Ms. Dougherty is a 1996 graduate of Temple University School of Law and has her Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Joseph's University.

Meet the Fellow

Christine Trinkl Dougherty has trained child welfare professionals both locally and nationally on child advocacy, child abuse and neglect law, and the representation of children. Her fellowship, Child Well-being and "Whole Child" Representation, made child well-being a component of system concern and court review for every child in every case.