Advocates for Children and Youth
Advocates for Children and Youth (ACY) works to improve the lives and experiences of Maryland’s children through policy change and program improvement. ACY provides advocacy and impact data as well as personalized stories to help tell the story of Maryland’s children in a simple way. This information is often used by state agencies, legislators and Maryland advocates.
Child Advocacy Clinic
Center for Families, Children & The Courts
University of Baltimore School of Law
1420 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md 21201
Telephone: (410) 837-5657
Fax: (410) 333-3053
Clinic Website: Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic - University of Baltimore (ubalt.edu)
Center Website: Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts - University of Baltimore (ubalt.edu)
Does Not Use Volunteer Attorneys
Students in the Child Advocacy Clinic represent low-income individuals and community organizations that could not otherwise afford legal representation. The clinic is focused on both lawyering skills and poverty law. The clinic has three staff attorneys and 20 to 25 students participate in the clinic each year. Clients are referred from social service agencies and judges.
Students Also Work On Special Projects, Including Testifying Before The General Assembly On Legislation That Impact Clinic Clients And Conducting Community Education Presentations At Homeless Shelters. The Law School Also Offers A Family Law Clinic And Family Mediation Clinic.
The Center for Families, Children And The Courts focuses on the development and implementation of family justice system planning and reform initiatives. The Center supports the creation of unified family courts, promotes a therapeutic and holistic approach to family justice issues, and undertakes projects, such as its truancy court program, within Baltimore and beyond. CFCC's student fellows program provides law students with a unique opportunity to experience the cutting edge of family justice system reform.
Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc.
201 N. Charles Street, Ste 1104
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: (410) 685-6589
Does Use Volunteer Attorneys
HPRP is Maryland's only legal services and advocacy organization dedicated to eliminating homelessness. HPRP’s staff and volunteers provide free legal services, including advice, counsel, education, representation and advocacy, for low-income persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. pursuing systemic solutions to homelessness is also a critical part of HPRP's work.
Homeless Youth Initiative
The Homeless Youth Initiative provides outreach, legal representation, and advocacy for and with homeless youth ages 13 to 25 who are unaccompanied by a parent or guardian in Baltimore City. the initiative operates two community-based legal clinics, one at a youth shelter and the other at a youth drop-in center. legal representation is provided in the areas of public benefits, housing, and expungement of criminal records.