Welcome to our resource library.
Children's Law Center publishes a number of materials for legal and non-legal audiences to gain a better understanding of issues related to DC's children and learn more about our work. Use the tabs below to select resources related to your interest area.
In addition to these materials, we also run a legal Helpline during regular business hours to provide information to DC residents and to assist attorneys representing children in DC’s Family Court. Through the Helpline, Children's Law Center attorneys provide legal information, advice and referrals on issues related to our work – child welfare, education, health care access, child custody, guardianship and adoption. The Helpline number is 202-467-4900 option 3. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.
A series of PowerPoint presentations developed by Children's Law Center on representing caregivers in permanency cases as a pro bono attorney in the District of Columbia.
These six training videos provide an overview of caregiver representation in the District of Columbia, including adoption, guardianship and custody matters.
There are hundreds of children in the District of Columbia who are the subject of contested, private custody proceedings. Custody Guardians ad Litem give voice to those children’s best interests. These training videos provide an overview of custody guardian ad litem representation in the District of Columbia.
A series of PowerPoint presentations on being a custody-guardian ad litem in the District of Columbia.
A series of PowerPoint presentations developed by Children's Law Center and Stephen J. Teach, MD, MPH, Director and Principal Investigator of Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia (IMPACT DC).
Did you know that excessive mold, pest infestation, and other housing conditions can pose hazards to children with chronic health conditions like asthma and allergies? These conditions result in repeated emergency room visits for hundreds of low-income children in DC when their landlord's refusal to address housing code violations exacerbates these health issues. Through our medical-legal partnership with Children's National Medical Center a
A series of PowerPoint presentations on topics related to special education representation in the District.
Even by conservative estimates, more than 12,000 children in DC have disabilities that require special education accommodations. Many special education cases come to use through Healthy Together, our medical-legal partnerships with Children's National and Mary's Center. Children's Law Center has produced a series of training videos to outline special education practice in DC.