“There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace.”
— Kofi Annan
The Wyoming Children’s Law Center, Inc. is a 501C(3) nonprofit, founded in 2009. Our mission is to help Wyoming children and their families navigate legal issues affecting a child’s education, safety or well-being and work to improve laws and policies that harm children and vulnerable adults.
AREAS OF FOCUS:
- Education Advocacy, including special education rights, expulsion and harmful school discipline.
“Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.” — Kofi Annan
- Youth crisis and justice system reforms to improve access to necessary medical care, mental health treatment and evidence-based interventions; and reduce harmful practices that traumatize youth and families.
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
— Frederick Douglass
“In the 5 years, well over 60,000 American families have been broken apart by the absence of insurance because the only way for parents to get treatment for their children is to turn the custody of those children over to the State.”
— Patrick J. Kennedy
- Interdisciplinary approach to family law and custody disputes utilizing expertise such as social workers to help families involved in legal actions move away from conflict toward neutrality and collaborative problem-solving.
“Peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.”
— Ronald Reagan
- Filling a critical gap in low-income legal services by providing mediation and Guardian ad litem services at a reduced rate and offering sliding fee legal services for people of moderate means.