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Children's Law Center

Who We Are

Children's Law Center works to give every child in the District of Columbia a solid foundation of family, health, and education. We are the largest provider of free legal services in the District and the only to focus on children. Our 80-person staff partners with local pro bono attorneys to serve more than 2,000 at-risk children each year. We use this expertise to advocate for changes in the District’s laws, policies, and programs. All of our legal services are provided at no cost to our clients. Currently, we are focusing on providing free legal services to:

  • Low and moderate income foster and kinship caregivers wishing to give permanent homes to abused and neglected children through adoption, guardianship or custody;
  • Low and moderate income third party (non-parent) caregivers (often grandparents or other relatives) seeking custody or adoption of at-risk children who are in their care;
  • Parents whose children receive primary care from the Children's Health Center or Adolescent Health Center at Children's National Medical Center or one of the other five Children's Health Center primary care clinic locations (Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue; Adams Morgan; Good Hope Road; Shaw; THEARC) or Mary's Center for Child and Maternal Health. The main practice areas are: education/special education, access to health care including mental health, and housing conditions.

Who We Serve

Language(s) Spoken
  • French / Français
  • Spanish / Español
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Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
Description of Services

Via telephone

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

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Phone Number
(202) 467-4900, option 3.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Intake is by telephone only.

General Contact Information

Children's Law Center
501 3rd Street NW (map)
8th Floor
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 467-4900 ext. 3
(202) 467-4949
Last Review and Update: Dec 18, 2013

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