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Childlaw Services, Inc.

1505 Princeton Ave.
Princeton, WV 24740
Telephone: (304) 425-9973
Fax: (304) 487-5733
Email: [email protected]

100% Children's Law
Does Not Use Volunteer Attorneys

Childlaw Services, Inc. began in 2000 as a separate non-profit organization. The mission of ChildLaw Services, Inc. is to advocate for the well-being of children by giving them a stronger voice through legal representation, policy development, and coordinated planning. Legal services are provided to children in abuse and neglect cases; child custody cases; child victims of crime (domestic violence, sexual abuse, etc); adoption (contested and uncontested); juvenile delinquency; and truancy cases.

ChildLaw Services also houses the Teen Court, a legally binding alternative system of justice that offers first-time offenders an opportunity to make restitution for their offenses through community service, educational classes, and jury service. Defense and prosecuting attorneys and the jury are comprised of teenagers.

The Child and Family Advocacy Clinic

West Virginia University College of Law

101 Law School Drive
P.O. Box 6130
Morgantown, WV 26506
Telephone: (304) 293-5301

100% Children's Law
Does Not Use Volunteer Attorneys

The Child & Family Advocacy Clinic, which operates a Medical-Legal Partnership with the West Virginia University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, provides legal services to children and families of limited income to promote their health, security, and future success.

The Medical-Legal Partnership is a collaborative effort with healthcare providers from all specialties from West Virginia University Children's Hospital. During medical visits, clinicians identify potential legal issues involving education, child custody, guardianship, domestic relations, domestic violence or inadequate housing. If a legal problem is identified, the families are given the opportunity to consult with West Virginia University Clinical law students, supervising attorneys and faculty.

The Child and Family Advocacy Clinic can assist children and families with limited income who need free legal assistance in civil matters, including family law, education, housing, government benefits, health care and end of life planning.