Zero Abuse Project at Mitchell Hamline
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. Zero Abuse Project at Mitchell Hamline works to engage legal and non-legal professionals, students, and community members through training and conferences, impact litigation, and courses and clinics.
Training and Conferences
Zero Abuse Project provides in-person and online training in child protection, trauma-informed practices, secondary trauma in the legal system, and related areas. Zero Abuse Project also partners with other non-profit and community organizations with similar missions to provide training and education to legal professionals and other courtroom and community stakeholders.
The Zero Abuse Project will educate law students in the field of child protection and abuse, resulting in more informed advocates to advance its mission. Zero Abuse Project will include a child advocacy clinic with experienced professionals who will be involved in research, developing and teaching courses, and influencing public policy change and impact litigation.
The Zero Abuse Project aligns with volunteer attorneys, law students, and clinic faculty to transform the legal process and make systematic changes in child abuse protection and prevention.
“We believe child abuse can end and the Zero Abuse Project is pivotal to this mission. Our law firm is making this commitment in the hopes that people don’t need to contact us in the future. This is just the beginning.”
—Jeff Anderson ’75