Children's Law Center staff are specialists in child abuse and neglect, and child welfare law. Our core belief is that education creates a greater awareness for this vulnerable group of children and can actually work to prevent child abuse and neglect from occurring in the first place.
Children's Law Center attorneys and clinical consultants train a variety of community groups including foster parents, human service providers, judges and magistrates, and court appointed special advocates. We train on a variety of topics including: the signs of abuse and neglect, the impact of domestic violence on children, the educational needs of abused children, and how to advocate for an abused child. We dedicate hundreds of hours to these efforts each year.
Additionally, the Children's Law Center trains the next generation of child advocates through the Child Advocacy Practicum, a 20-year partnership with the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. This exciting and challenging yearlong course educates third-year law students on a variety of legal and clinical topics through both classroom and one-on-one instruction. With supervision from Children's Law Center attorneys, students in the Practicum represent children in court and get hands-on experience.