Legal-system reform on behalf of children and families
The mission of the Child Protection Program at Mitchell Hamline is to promote legal-system reform on behalf of children and families through education and training, research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the development of best practices in child protection.
Every year, thousands of Minnesota children are removed from their homes and placed into foster care because they have been abused or neglected. Many of these children suffer further trauma by spending their entire childhood in foster care.
Judges, lawyers, social workers, and advocates agree: Whenever possible and safe for the children, families should be kept intact. Providing well-trained and trauma-informed attorneys during the child protection legal process is imperative for ensuring the best possible outcomes for children and their families.
Child Protection Symposium on February 26, 2016
Co-sponsored by the Minnesota Children’s Law Center, this year’s Symposium, “A Critical Look at Child and Parent Representation: Can Improved Representation Impact Reentry and Other Outcomes for Families in Minnesota’s Child Protection System?”, featured local and national experts closely examining state and national child welfare trends in the areas of parent and child representation, permanency, safety and well-being, as well as barriers to representation of parents and children from their different perspectives.
This program has been approved for 5.25 standard CLE credits; event code 216847, and it also counts towards the 3.0 hours of CHIPS CLE credits that CHIPS attorneys must report annually.
Contact Meg Daniel at 651-290-6425 or email@example.com for questions.
Handouts from the program:
Child Protection Clinic
The Child Protection Clinic equips Mitchell Hamline students with the skills, knowledge, and resources to represent parents in complex child protection cases.