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Christine Trinkl Dougherty, JD
Child Well-being and “Whole Child” Representation
Christine Trinkl Dougherty currently serves as the Assistant Director and Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor at Rutgers Law School.
Prior to her current roles, Christine was a Career Planning Specialist for Drexel University’s Earle Mack College of Law. As a Stoneleigh Fellow at the Support Center for Child Advocates from 2008-2010, she worked to advance a model of child advocacy that integrates legal representation and social services. Christine assumed her Fellowship after seven years as a Staff Attorney at the Support Center, where she provided direct representation to children in civil dependency and criminal abuse cases and technical support and training to volunteer attorneys. She has trained child welfare professionals both locally and nationally on child advocacy, child abuse and neglect law, and the representation of children. Christine began her career as the Coordinating Attorney for the Homeless Advocacy Project, connecting children and families experiencing homelessness to educational resources, disability programs, and welfare advocacy.
Christine holds a BA in English from Saint Joseph’s University and a JD from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.