Children’s Law Center
100% Children’s Law
Does Use Volunteer Attorneys
Children’s Law Center, Inc. (CLC), established in 1989, is a non-profit legal service center protecting the rights of children and youth to help them overcome barriers and transition into adulthood, better advocate for their needs, and successfully contribute to society. It provides individual legal advocacy to children and youth, and through public policy work, training and education, impact litigation, and juvenile defender support services, seeks to improve the systems that serve them. CLC offers services in both Kentucky and Ohio and collaborates with other organizations within the region and nationally on a variety of topics.
CLC works with law students from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, The University of Kentucky Law School, and The University of Cincinnati Law School on fellowships and externships. Social Work and Criminal Justice Students from Northern Kentucky University, University of Cincinnati, and Xavier University also are involved with the Center. Pro Bono attorneys work independently, with information and back up provided by the two staff attorneys. Training and written materials are provided on an as-needed basis. CLE credit is available. CLC has brought impact litigation challenging the confinement of children in adult jails and for failure to provide counsel for children who have been committed.