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.
“Raising my grandsons brings so much joy to my life.” - Mr. WatersA 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.
“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 outcomesKamira 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.
Celebrating record-breaking investments in DC kidsDC children and families win in the FY22 budget
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.