Wednesday, August 8, 2018, Children’s Law Center of Minnesota had the honor of participating in the Simon Says Give official Guinness World Records – High Five for Supplies backpack event at the Mall of America. The volunteers stuffed over 8,000… Read More
Watch this story and hear directly from CLC staff, a CLC volunteer attorney and a former client on how CLC volunteer attorneys make a difference in the lives of foster care children and youth. Watch the story here.
Minnesota children who are subjects of a juvenile protection petition have a right to a lawyer … and if a child desires a lawyer, the court shall appoint a lawyer to represent the child who is ten years of age or order.
We are so grateful for the support of our many friends enabling us to continue to provide legal representation to Minnesota’s most vulnerable youth. Thank you to our dedicated team of pro bono attorneys, donors, board members, staff, and a host of other volunteers and interns who support our mission in so many ways. Many thanks to you all! Here is our 2015 report to the community.
Lilia Panteleeva, CLC executive director and Sekou Moore, CLC former client explain why foster children need attorneys.
5.12.2014 Lilia Panteleeva, executive director and Weida Allen, social worker talk to InsightNews about CLC’s legal advocacy for children in foster care. http://www.insightnews.com/news/12143-clc-acts-as-legal-advocates-for-children-in-foster-care
The recently enacted Uninterrupted Scholars Act (USA) successfully amended the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), that acted as a barrier to child protection agencies receiving foster children’s educational records without parental consent.
Click here for tips on how you can support foster youth with birth family visits.