What if you’ve been shuffled from one foster family to another, when all you want is to be reunited with your sisters? Or, you have severe asthma triggered by mold in your bedroom wall that your landlord says isn’t his problem to fix? Or, your school refuses to test you for a learning disability even though you still can’t say your ABCs in the third grade?
Children’s Law Center advocates for these kids.
When the Sky Falls: Joel’s Struggle with Housing and Asthma
Poor housing conditions like mold and rodents often exacerbate illnesses like asthma. In this case, they led to Ms. Stinson’s son, Joel, suffering asthma attack after asthma attack.
Bullying, Suspensions and a Broken System: The Jackson Family’s Story
Students like the Jackson children—children of color and kids with special needs—are disproportionately suspended and expelled every day. The cycle of suspension with no effort to address the underlying problem is not unique to the Jackson family.
A+ Advocacy: One Mom’s Fight for Her Son’s Education
Frequently a victim of neighborhood bullying, Carl dealt with suspensions, fights, missing class and poor grades. His mom fought for his right to learn and succeed. Now, he's on track for graduation, with all As and Bs.
Three Little Boys and Five Heartbeats = Adoption Day Arithmetic
What happens when you take a name that starts with T, multiply by three, then add a Children’s Law Center attorney? In this case, the three find their forever family.
Children’s Law Center worked to find Markia a permanent home with her great aunt and great uncle, get her the medical care she deserved and make sure she had the support she needed to succeed at school.
'I Just Had to be an Expert in George'
When Children’s Law Center met now 8-year-old George four years ago, his joy was eclipsed by circumstances beyond his control. But with tenacious legal advocacy and the dedication of the Wolf family, his future is bright.
The Hidden World of Child Sex Trafficking in DC
When law enforcement was slow to react to Marlena's disappearance, her Children's Law Center team snapped into action.
Zach's Family United
A shocking discovery made by a pro bono attorney changed everything for a father and son.
Looking Beyond the Symptoms
When a child struggles with asthma, most parents don’t think to call a lawyer. So Children’s Law Center teams with pediatricians across the District, training them to recognize when a lawyer can be a life-saver. That’s how Carlos Rodriguez and his niece, Laila, came to Children’s Law Center.
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