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.
Hundreds of Miles from Mom: DC’s Mental Health Crisis
Imagine your child needs extensive mental health and education services. Now imagine being told she can only get these services in Kentucky, Georgia, Florida or Alabama—hundreds of miles from your DC home.
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Mariana Wants to be the Next Jane Goodall—But Her School Stood in the Way
“Can you imagine being an autistic child in a room with 25, 30 other loud kids,” Ms. Narvaez questioned. “Though she had an autism diagnosis, the school refused to acknowledge it. They were indifferent to her as a human being. She was just a problem to them.”
Duke Ellington: CLC Fights for Families Accused (Unfairly) of Fraud
Within weeks of the initial accusations, the CLC team and AJE presented the first of two parent training sessions at Duke Ellington.
Drumroll, Please: Introducing 3-Year-Old Darnell & His Forever Family
This Saturday, Darnell packed up his drumsticks and headed somewhere very special—to the DC courthouse to celebrate a monumental milestone: Adoption Day 2018.
"It's a warm feeling, being a mom:" Heartbreak and a joyful reunion
"She knew she had to fight for her kids and put them first. Her love was just so powerful for her children. It was her driving force."
Pro Bono Partnership: Akin Gump Wins for a Grandmother and Two Little Girls
When Akin Gump's Amanda left the courtroom, she did so with a “win” for the family she was advocating for. It was her first time appearing in front of a judge.
From Running Away to a Successful Career
“Nine of every 10 people will tell you that you’re not going to be anything, or that you will be just like your parents. I’m here to tell you they’re wrong,” Breyana said. “As long as you know your goals and speak up for yourself, you can accomplish whatever you want.”