Every day for over 40 years, the Children’s Law Center has advocated for children and youth in Colorado who have experienced trauma or instability. Unfortunately, far too often, the needs of children and youth are not naturally met – by parents, families, schools, and others. The barriers these young people then face in achieving safety, stability, connection, and opportunity are best addressed through legal advocacy. We know the needs of young people span their entire childhoods — from birth all the way to young adulthood — so our multidisciplinary teams of lawyers and clinical staff support families during many key moments along the way. Whether in courtrooms, in classrooms, at community tables, or in the legislature, we advocate so that every young person has what they need to reach their full potential.
Every young person deserves an advocate — someone to walk with them through times of difficulty and beyond. When it comes to kids, we never quit.
The right to a high quality education is for all kids, regardless of their circumstances. We come alongside kids who need someone in their corner to make sure their education rights are being honored.
Stable, loving caregivers are essential for kids. We assist grandparents, aunts, uncles and other non-relative caregivers to provide safety and stability for the kids in their care.
Studies show a dramatic correlation between domestic violence and child abuse. In the only program of its kind in the country, we advocate for kids in civil protection order hearings to prevent further trauma.
Youth who have experienced foster care, homelessness, or other trauma face many obstacles as they transition to adulthood. We work to remove barriers by providing assistance on civil legal matters that frequently impact these populations.
The Children’s Law Center staff, especially Kacie Mulhern, is knowledgeable, thorough and perceptive when addressing the best interest of a vulnerable child, but they are also mindful of the feelings and vulnerabilities of the adults involved.
Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center is committed to every single kid in Colorado
who needs our help to give them back the childhood they deserve.
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for Colorado’s most vulnerable children.
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