Through a focus on innovative policy, substantive research, training, and community engagement, the Institute works towards a more effective nationwide child protection system that preserves families, prevents trauma, and build resilience within communities.
We accomplish our goals and promote best practices on behalf of families with children through two key initiatives—the Child Protection Program and the Zero Abuse Project. Our work is focused on five areas: community engagement, teaching, training, research, and policy reform.
Our team of experienced interdisciplinary educators and advocates work together to help our constituents at the local and national level.
Child Protection Program
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.
Zero Abuse Project
Founded in 2017, Zero Abuse Project was launched by Mitchell Hamline School of Law and Jeff Anderson & Associates with the purpose of educating professionals and students, and transforming institutions to effectively prevent, recognize, and respond to child abuse nationwide. Mitchell Hamline works to engage legal and non-legal professionals, students, and community members through training and conferences, impact litigation, and courses and clinics.