Through a focus on innovative policy, substantive research, training, and community engagement, the Institute to Transform Child Protection works toward a more effective nationwide child protection system that preserves families, prevents trauma, and builds resilience within communities.
At the Institute to Transform Child Protection, we accomplish our goals and promote best practices on behalf of families. We concentrate our work in five main areas: community engagement, teaching, training, research, and policy reform. Our team of experienced interdisciplinary educators and advocates work together to help our constituents at local and national levels.
At Mitchell Hamline School of Law, we focus our efforts on two key initiatives—the Child Protection Clinic and the Zero Abuse Project.
Child Protection Clinic
Through an interdisciplinary, holistic approach law students represent parents whose children have been removed from the home through the Child Protection Clinic. Most often, the law students meet their client at the initial hearing and continues to represent them throughout the case, including at trial if necessary.
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.