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 (303) 692-1165

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If we aren’t the right team to help, we will do our best to connect you with someone who can.

For emergencies, call 911.

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Your communication with the Children’s Law Center through email or the contact form above does not create an attorney-client relationship. As a matter of policy, the Children’s Law Center does not accept new clients without first conducting a diligent search for conflicts of interest and entering into a written contract for legal services. Please do not send any confidential or sensitive information electronically.

If you are calling for help reporting child abuse or neglect, please call 1-844-CO-4-Kids or 1-844-264-5437 or contact your local law enforcement.

If this is an emergency, please call 911.

Our Services, Criteria and Priorities

We provide free or low-cost legal services that fall within our service areas and promote our mission. If you are facing a different type of challenge, you can still contact our office to see if other resources or referrals will meet your needs.

Our legal services include:

  • Legal Information and Referrals
  • Consultations
  • Limited Legal Assistance
  • Full Representation

Our services are:

  • Accessible statewide
  • Affordable based on your income (free or sliding scale)
  • Available regardless of immigration status

Our Criteria and Priorities:

Unfortunately, the Children’s Law Center cannot meet the high demand for services with our limited resources and cannot represent everyone who seeks our services. Case are accepted based on our mission, priorities, case criteria, and resources.

We consider the following when deciding what services can be provided to you:

  • Merit of legal issue
  • Risk for children and youth involved in your case
  • Our capacity and resources
  • Consistent with our mission & priorities
  • Other resources available to you
  • Legal Information & Resources

How to Get Help

  • Submit an inquiry or call our office at 303-692-1165 to start the process.
  • Our office will obtain some basic information about your household and legal issue to determine if we can help with your legal problem. If your case meets our basic guidelines, you will be referred to an advocate to discuss your problem in more detail.
  • When we have all the information we need, a team of attorneys and clinicians will review your case to decide if we can provide the services you are requesting.
  • If your case is an emergency: the Children’s Law Center may not be able to provide a response as quickly as you may want or need. You should call other attorneys or seek other resources to meet your deadlines.

Self Advocacy Resources and Referrals

These self-advocacy resources and referrals are designed to help you understand your legal issue and get the help you need.

If you are calling for help reporting child abuse or neglect, please call 1-844-CO-4-Kids or 1-844-264-5437 or contact your local law enforcement. If this is an emergency, please call 911.

Legal Information for Nonparent Caregivers:

  • Allocation of Parental Responsibilities (APR)
  • La asignación de responsabilidades parentales (APR)
  • Guardianship
  • La Tutela
  • Adoption
  • Adopción

Finding Free and Low Cost Legal Help:

  • Alpine Legal Services
  • Bridge to Justice
  • Colorado Affordable Legal Services
  • Colorado Bar Association Appellate Pro Bono Program
  • Colorado Bar Licensed Lawyer
  • Colorado Law Line by the National Association on Mental Illness
  • Colorado Legal Services
  • Colorado Poverty Law Project

Who Else Can Help?

Domestic Violence

For information about finding help near you, helping victims of domestic violence, staying safe, and other information:


For help with a divorce where minor children are involved:

Community Assistance

Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 connects callers with resources providing food, shelter, rent assistance, clothing, childcare options and other community assistance:

  • Dial 2-1-1

Report Child Abuse And Neglect

Colorado has one toll-free phone number to report child abuse and neglect 24/7, 365 days a year:

  • Dial 1-844-CO-4-KIDS