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.
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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.