The Child Protection Program is made possible thanks to our generous supporters.
Justice Helen M. Meyer Endowment for Child Protection
The prestigious Justice Helen M. Meyer Endowment was created to advance research, teaching, writing, and the development of best practices that enhance the protection of children in the courts.
“Helping children and families isn’t a sprint, but a relay,” said Justice Meyer in creating this critical fund. “We need to take what we know about child development and families and then develop best practices. The bottom line is that we want the best advocates, well-trained and equipped, who can help parents resolve the problems that brought them into the courts in the first place, and which will then help the children. The problem belongs to all of us.”
Jeff and Julie Anderson
Thanks to a gift from Jeff and Julie Anderson, the law school has created a partnership with the Gunderson National Child Protection Training Center (GNCPTC), Winona, Minn.
“I believe we are in the middle of a child’s civil rights movement in America and globally that really acknowledges the dangers of maltreatment and abuse,” said Jeff Anderson. “Through the partnership between the National Child Protection Training Center and the law school, we will expand our advocacy efforts to include dedicated prevention of childhood abuse.”
Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center
Mitchell Hamline works closely with the Gunderson National Child Protection Training Center to provide training for attorneys and other stakeholders in the community.