The ABA Center on Children and the Law’s mission is to promote access to justice for children and families.
Our team of attorneys and core staff work on a diverse portfolio of national, regional and local projects in the children’s law field throughout the country.
Center projects are unified by two complementary goals: to improve legal representation and to improve the legal systems that impact children and families.
This new book collects in one easy reference three ABA practice standards (for children’s attorneys, child welfare agencies, and parent attorneys), a model act on child representation, and an infographic on high-quality legal representation.
Center Director Prudence Beidler Carr reviews how child welfare law applies to the family separation policy and ongoing repercussions. (June 28, 2018 webinar hosted by the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice.)
The ABA submitted a letter July 20 to the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Servs. commenting on the Family First Prevention Services Act. It described proposed programs and services to include in a clearinghouse of evidence-based prevention practices.
Separating Families at the Border - letter raising legal and policy arguments against family separation at the border.
AFCARS Final Rule Comments - letter offering comments regarding the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System and supporting the AFCARS Final Rule.
2-page infographic on high-quality legal representation in child welfare cases.
State-specific resources for parents who have had their children removed from their home.
Seven case studies with guidance on legal relief options for immigrants in the child welfare system.
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