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Vision and Mission


Children's Law Center envisions a future in which every child in the District of Columbia has a solid foundation of family, health and education. We work toward this vision by providing legal services to at-risk children and their families and by using the knowledge we gain from representing our individual clients to advocate for changes in the law and its implementation. Our practice focuses on children who face instability as a result of abuse, neglect or extreme parental conflict, as well as children with special education or health needs.


Our Values

Holistic Representation. We focus on the whole person, not just the legal problem.

Impact. We approach our work with a sense of urgency and make a big difference by taking small steps.

Creativity. We develop innovative solutions to the challenges we face.

Teamwork. We work with our clients, staff members, and allies to meet our clients' needs.

Tenacity. We do not give up.

Respect. We value the diverse skills and experiences that our staff members bring to their work.

The Children’s Law Center watches and the Children’s Law Center listens in a way that other organizations don’t … and frankly can’t. We establish relationships with children and their families and caregivers in a way that allows us to really get into their lives and work from the inside out.

-Ean High
Children’s Law Center

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