Children’s Law Center

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.

Who We Are

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.

Our Impact: Family

“Raising my grandsons brings so much joy to my life.” - Mr. Waters

A Grandparent Caregiver Raises His Grandsons - And Joy

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.

Our Impact: Education

“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.

Our Impact: Health

Partnerships that improve health outcomes

Kamira is Breathing Easier Thanks to Innovative Partnership

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.

Our Impact: Systemic Reform

Celebrating record-breaking investments in DC kids

DC children and families win in the FY22 budget

2021 Helping Children Soar Benefit

25 years ago, DC welcomed a new organization – one that would have an impact on more than 40,000 children and families directly and hundreds…

Siblings sit outside their home holding homemade masks.

Support Our Work

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.