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.
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.)
ABA President Hilarie Bass sent a letter June 12, 2018 to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen raising both legal and policy arguments against family separation, including the right to family integrity.
Check our new collection of state-specific Know Your Rights Guides highlighting parents' rights once a child is removed and placed in foster care. Check our CLP Today article for guidance on using the guides.
Our new 2-page infographic explains the importance of high-quality legal representation for children, parents, and the child welfare agency in child welfare proceedings.
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