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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.
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In 2014, the DC Council passed a legislative package of three bills that reform DC’s special education system. Children’s Law Center helped shape the bills, which also drew from the experience of teachers, parents, lawyers and experts in the field to determine how to best meet the needs of our students with special needs.
Amendments to the D.C. Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedure became effective in June 2017. Although this fact sheet does not address every amendment or every amendment in full, it highlights the parts of the amended rules that most affect neglect and abuse practice. Rules referenced here are incorporated into the Rules Governing Neglect and Abuse Proceedings by Super. Ct. Neg. R.
A redacted motion for the plaintiff in a custody case to authorize service by posting only.
A complaint for custody of the minor child to be filed by the plaintiff.
A consent answer for birth parents to file in a custody case.
PDF application for the plaintiff to proceed In Forma Pauperis in a custody case.
A redacted motion to intervene as a third party in an existing custody matter.
Form to enter your appearance with the court as counsel for a third party in a custody case.
Redacted model of the petitioner’s motion to authorize service by posting or publication in an adoption (neglect) case.