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Children's Health Advocacy Project

3700 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Telephone: 314 534 4200

Begun with funding from the Missouri Foundation for Health, the Children's Health Advocacy Project (CHAP) is a medical-legal partnership between Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and St. Louis University School of Law, and numerous health care providers: Grace Hill Neighborhood Health Center, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, St. Louis Children's Hospital. The program is expanding with a substantial grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health.

This groundbreaking partnership is changing the culture of pediatric practice in St. Louis by encouraging a holistic approach to children's healthcare. Because growing up in poverty presents a serious threat to a child's health, a medical-legal partnership is a unique way to improve children's health outcomes by bringing together providers who ensure that the basic needs of the child and family are met. By helping patients navigate the complex government and community systems that often hold solutions, providers and CHAP can improve the health of the most vulnerable people in our society—low-income children.

Children's Legal Alliance

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri

4232 Forest Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Telephone: (314) 534-4200 ext. 1315 / (800) 444-0514
Fax: (314) 534-1075
Email: [email protected]

100% Children's Law

At-risk youth, particularly those with disabilities and unmet mental health needs, too often encounter barriers which prevent them from receiving appropriate educational services. As a result of these barriers, many children and teens do not receive appropriate classroom instruction and services to which they are entitled.

The Children's Legal Alliance works to combat these problems by providing FREE educational advocacy to qualifying children with special needs who are not receiving appropriate services and those who have been illegally or improperly excluded from school.

Juvenile Law and Justice Clinic & Child and Family Advocacy Clinic

Washington University School of Law

One Brookings Drive, Box 1120
St. Louis, MO 63130
Telephone: 314 935 6088

Juvenile Law and Justice Clinic

Student attorneys enrolled in the Juvenile Law and Justice Clinic provide representation to young people in the St. Louis area, acting as lead counsel on a range of youth advocacy matters. The clinic cases focus on juvenile court cases, post-Miller juvenile life without parole sentence challenges; and medical/legal partnership matters referred to us by the Medical School. The clinic utilizes a holistic approach to representation, and may include education law and school discipline arenas, administrative proceedings, and appellate courts.

Child and Family Advocacy Clinic

The Children & Family Advocacy Clinic (CFAC) is one of several "live client" representation clinics housed within Washington University Law School's clinical suite. The CFAC's core practice areas are in juvenile and family courts and related hearings in metropolitan St. Louis. Thus the CFAC will expose students to a range of family matters such as child protection, domestic violence, paternity, custody, termination of parental rights and guardianship.

CFAC students perform as lead counsel on children and family law matters.