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Children’s Law Center works to give every child in the District of Columbia a solid foundation of family, health, and education. We challenge a bureaucratic system that can get in the way of a child’s basic needs: access to school, necessary medical care, and a permanent, loving family. Founded in 1996, Children’s Law Center is the largest legal services organization in the District of Columbia and the only to focus on children. Our 80-person staff, together with hundreds of pro bono partners, helps more than 2,000 children and caregivers every year. This experience allows us to advocate for system-wide changes that improve the lives of all the District's children.
We've multiplied our impact by partnering with thousands of other professionals across the city. We train and mentor lawyers from the city's most pretigious law firms to serve as pro bono attorneys for vulnerable children. We work directly with pediatricians to find legal remedies to health issues. And we teach parents and caregivers how to advocate for their children.
“The Children’s Law Center is a gem. It is a wonderful resource for children and families in our city.”
-Professor Peter Edelman, Chair,
DC Access to Justice Commission