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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]