Please join us on Thursday, October 13th 2016 as we celebrate CLC’s 21 years of providing free legal advocacy to at-risk, abused and disconnected youth. This event will be held at the beautiful Windows on Minnesota, located on the 50th Floor of the IDS Center in Minneapolis. There will be hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, presentation of awards, raffles, and both silent and live auctions with fabulous prizes. All proceeds from this event will support legal representation that gives a voice to youth in the foster care system.
CLC is appointed by the court to provide legal representation to children who are either wards of the state – “legal orphans” – or have been removed from their homes because they are in need of protection. CLC also represents foster children who request help. CLC provides this quality representation free of charge. Currently, CLC represents over 600 children per year.
Since 1995, CLC has trained over 700 volunteer attorneys. With their help, CLC has represented more than 2,500 foster children, and helped to promote systemic change and advocacy for vulnerable youth throughout Minnesota. When children are taken from abusive or neglectful parents, they need to know their legal rights. CLC provides a multidisciplinary team of volunteer and staff attorneys and a social worker to listen to the children and help them navigate the complicated systems that control their lives. These advocates help guide the children by empowering them to speak up for what they want. CLC advocates help children understand the system and help judges and other court workers understand what the children want.
CLC’s staff attorneys and social worker provide expertise and years of experience to volunteer attorneys to support their efforts in representing foster children, including knowledge about specific laws and services available for the children.Back to Events