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Frank Vandervort

Title:
Clinical Professor of Law, Law School
Email:
vort@umich.edu


Biography

Frank E. Vandervort, JD, is a Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School where he teaches in the Child Advocacy and Juvenile Justice Clinics. His research interests include child protection, juvenile justice and interdisciplinary practice. Most recently, he has focused on the impact of substance abuse during pregnancy and on the linkages between child maltreatment and subsequent violence by children. He is a co-author of the book “Seeking Justice in Child Sexual Abuse: Shifting Burdens and Sharing Responsibilities,” and has written numerous articles and book chapters relating to child protection and juvenile justice. Professor Vandervort is the Immediate Past President of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and Chairs the organization’s Amicus & Public Policy Committee. He received a Pro Humanitate Award in 2017 from the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare and was given APSAC’s 2016 award for Outstanding Service.

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