Research has shown that quality legal representation on behalf of all parties in the child welfare system improves the outcome for children and families alike.

A new 60-page report by the ABA Center on Children and the Law further highlights what many in the child welfare system have known for a long time: more funding for legal representation equals better outcomes for children and families.

As CLC Executive Director Leslie Starr Heimov shared at the report release, “It is not rocket science that smaller caseloads and a larger workforce lead to better outcomes. When you have more time to tend to the needs of a particular case, you can ensure each client gets the attention they need.”

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