RMCLC announces Philip Dalmage as Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center is thrilled to announce Philip Dalmage as the organization’s Executive Director.  Philip joins RMCLC having built his career fighting for a more equitable legal system. Born in London, England during the Windrush generation, Philip is the proud of son Jamaican migrants. His family later...
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RMCLC Executive Director Betsy Fordyce Announces Departure

It is with a mix of sadness and deep gratitude that the Board of Directors announces the departure of Betsy Fordyce as Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, effective April 1, 2023. Betsy first joined the Law Center in 2008 as a staff attorney, and since then, has worn many hats in...
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Domestic Violence Program Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem Training

WHEN: Thursday, October 28, 2021 • 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. WHERE: Virtual Attendance via Zoom Link will be sent upon registration. CLE CREDITS: Requested/Amount TBD  The volunteer guardians ad litem (GALs) of the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center’s Domestic Violence Program represent over 300 children in Civil Protection Order Court in Denver County every year....
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Back to School After COVID-19

Please join us for a free special education legal clinic focused onthe needs and rights of students with disabilities following the COVID-19 pandemic. All clinics will include: A group training (approximately one hour) about therights of students with disabilities related to the COVID-19pandemic. No RSVP required.  Followed by individual break-out sessions with attorneys and advocates,...
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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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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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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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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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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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