Making the Legal System Work
for Children and Parents

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The Family Justice Initiative is a national collaborative of children’s attorneys, parents’ attorneys, educators, researchers, and national policy advocates who share a common goal: to increase access to high-quality legal representation for children and parents in child welfare cases. It’s led by the ABA Center on Children and the Law, the Children’s Law Center of California, and the Center for Family Representation.


What is high-quality legal representation and how can it help families?

Partnering for Families

We are a national initiative working to improve legal representation for families across the United States.

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Support our cause and join the initiative.

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Our Founders

American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, Casey Family Programs, Center for Family Representation, and Children's Law Center of California

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Upcoming Events

  • Nov 22 Friday

Casey Family Programs Webinar

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Building a Multidisciplinary Legal Team: The Role of Social Workers and Peer Mentors in Representing Parents and Children Save the Date! On Nov. 22, 2019, 11:00 a.m PST Casey Family Programs will host a webinar on multidisciplinary teams moderated by Prof. Vivek Sankaran with panelists Rick Barinbaum, Shrounda Selivanoff, and CLC peer Advocate Ebony Porter. Join the…

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