Carolyn Salisbury is the director of the Lawyers for Children America Miami, Florida office, has been an attorney for foster children for 15 years, specializing in individual and impact advocacy for older foster youth. Since 2005, she worked with LFCA to direct the Miami Youth SHINE (Striving High for Independence and Empowerment) project, providing advocacy and leadership development training to empower youth to have their own voices heard in improving the foster care system. Among her impact cases, Carolyn argued before the Florida Supreme Court in a landmark children’s rights case that established a right to counsel and court hearings for foster youth facing involuntary commitment to psychiatric institutions. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review and a Dean’s Honor Scholar.
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