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.
Children at risk of entering (or remaining in) foster care benefit greatly from caring, committed adults who provide permanent and safe homes. Pro bono attorneys help loving caregivers provide this type of permanency for a child. To learn more about caregiver custody representation in the District of Columbia, please check out our training videos.
A series of PowerPoint presentations developed by Children's Law Center on representing caregivers in custody cases as a pro bono attorney in the District of Columbia.
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 caught in the middle of contested custody proceedings. Custody guardians ad litem advocate for the children’s best interests in these cases. To learn more about custody guardian ad litem practice in DC, please check out our training video (with individual section times noted).
A series of PowerPoint presentations on being a custody-guardian ad litem in the District of Columbia.
- Part One: Role and Practice of Being a Custody Guardian ad litem (GAL)
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. Many housing conditions cases come to Children's Law Center through our Medical
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 us through Healthy Together, our medical-legal partnerships with Children's National, Mary's Center, and Unity Health Care. Children's Law Center has produced a series of training videos to outline special education practice in DC.