Center on Children and the Law

The Center promotes access to justice for children and families. Our team of attorneys and core staff work on a diverse portfolio of national, regional and local projects in the children’s law field throughout the country. Center projects are unified by two complementary goals: improving legal representation and improving the legal systems that impact children and families.

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2021 National Parent Representation Conference

The National Alliance for Parent Representation hosted a virtual convening on May 20-21, 2021. Two half-day sessions were dedicated to advocating for parents in the child welfare system. Videotaped presentations are available at the link.

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Family First Act Resources and Tools

Access our resources on implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act.

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Legal Representation Infographic

Our 2-page infographic explains the importance of high-quality legal representation for children, parents, and child welfare agencies in child welfare proceedings.

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Project Areas

Center projects focus on strengthening courts, legal representation, and state and local systems. Topics include child welfare and intersecting issues: permanency, education, immigration, kin and relative care, and health.

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Training and Technical Assistance

The Center is a full-service training and technical assistance provider on a variety of child welfare legal-related topics.