Fighting for DC kids
Every child deserves to have a stable family, good health, a quality education and to live in a world in which racism, trauma and poverty are eliminated as barriers to success.
We help the DC community by:
A stable family is a critical building block for a child’s success. We are appointed by judges in the District court to represent children in foster care or when caregivers are disputing custody.
Charnese moved into her new home, and now – a year later – is doing well.Searching for Stability for Charnese
Every child can learn if they are in the right educational setting. This is especially important for students with disabilities. Our lawyers work with the parents and school to get a child’s education back on the right path.
“Things changed when Children’s Law Center got involved.” - Mr. Sorto.Tapping into Yesenia's Inner Creativity
Some problems can’t be fixed by medicine alone. Our lawyers work side-by-side with pediatricians to find and fix the root causes of a child’s health problem.
Partnerships that improve health outcomesDeveah’s Healthy Housing Puzzle
We partner with District agencies, the DC Council and community organizations to find and implement city-wide solutions and systemic changes that benefit all DC kids.
Celebrating record-breaking investments in DC kidsDC children and families win in the FY22 budget
Too often, DC kids and families must grapple with complicated puzzles on their own – getting a resistant landlord to fix moldy flooring, ensuring a school lines up occupational therapy for a student with disabilities, tracking down the right behavioral health program for a child who has experienced trauma. Learn how we worked together with DC children and families to solve these challenges and more in our 2021 Annual Report.
Our latest report, A Path Forward-Transforming the Public Behavioral Health System for Children, Youth, and their Families in the District of Columbia, is a blueprint for creating a successful public behavioral health system — one that supports children and families and, in doing so, strengthens our entire community.
You can help a child thrive. Support Children’s Law Center with a contribution today! Learn more about our matching and tribute gift programs, how to donate stocks and ways to support our Children Can’t Wait Fund.