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15
Jan

Betsy Fordyce named Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center

(Denver, CO)///NEWS ADVISORY///The Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center is pleased to announce Betsy Fordyce as its new Executive Director, effective immediately. A long-time advocate at the organization, Betsy has been serving in the interim Executive Director role since August 1, 2019. In making the announcement, Jim Markus, Chair of the...
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12
Jun

New Colorado legal program helps at-risk young people transition into adulthood

(Denver, CO)///NEWS ADVISORY///On Monday, June 11, 2018 The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center (Law Center) launched a new Young Adult Legal Advocacy program to help young people, ages 18-25, transition to adulthood with legal and clinical support.  Lauren Rafter, a Shaffer Fellow from Notre Dame, joined the Law Center in October of 2017, intent on...
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29
Dec

Children’s Caucus Shines Light on Children’s Policy Issues in the 2018 Legislative Session

For several years, the Children’s Caucus has been a way to educate legislators and the public about various children’s policy issues. There will be 4-5 Children’s Caucus sessions during the 2018 legislative session. The Caucus gatherings are held over the lunch hour in committee hearing rooms at the Capitol, and are open to the public....
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05
Jul

Innovative Dandelion Project Returns with Bright Future

When I was a social work intern at the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center in 2009, I was able to spend some time learning from Carol LaRocque, who was running The Dandelion Project at the time. I remember standing in the beautiful garden that she and the youth had created, feeling the joy and passion...
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20
Jun

Harvard Awards Youth Empowerment Program Director with Wasserstein Public Interest Fellowship

(Denver, CO) June 13, 2017. Betsy Fordyce, Director of the Youth Empowerment and Legal Advocacy Program at the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, was recently awarded the highly selective Wasserstein Public Interest Fellowship from Harvard Law School. The Wasserstein Public Interest Fellows Program brings extraordinary public interest attorneys to Harvard Law to counsel students about...
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23
Feb

Children’s Law Center Finds Bipartisan Support for 2017 Children’s Caucus

(Denver, CO) February 21, 2017. The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, a multidisciplinary nonprofit organization that provides legal advocacy for abused and neglected children in Colorado, is excited to announce the 2017 Colorado Children’s Caucus with bipartisan support from four Colorado senators and representatives. The Children’s Caucus provides a forum for members of the Colorado...
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