Center for Children’s Advocacy (CT)


Founded in 1997, the Center for Children’s Advocacy is affiliated with UConn Law School. Attorneys partner with doctors in low-income communities to improve children’s access to health care.
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Primary geographic focus: Connecticut
Organization type(s): Provider
Tags: Children & Juvenile

Our attorneys represent children who have been abused and neglected. We work to provide protection and safety for every child we represent. Children in the care of the state’s child welfare system should be in a family-like setting whenever possible, have access to consistent and effective education, and receive quality health and mental health care.

Our attorneys partner with doctors in low-income communities to improve children’s access to health care, reducing the social and environmental factors that adversely affect health. With offices on-site at hospitals and community health facilities, our attorneys address issues such as substandard housing, inadequate income and benefits, disability rights, and access to education and health care.

We represent children and youth in Connecticut’s poorest cities, addressing factors that interfere with their ability to succeed in school. We meet with students at our on-site school and hospital legal clinics, at community after-school programs, youth shelters and treatment facilities. We travel through communities with our Mobile Legal Office. We address educational rights, guardianship, housing issues, domestic and dating violence, access to health care and mental health care, and more.


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