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CLCM Statewide Helpline and Requests for Assistance

The Law Center maintains a statewide phone helpline through which it logs 1200-1500 calls per year from parents, youth, attorneys, and helping professionals seeking assistance and guidance on legal matters that impact children. Information and referrals are provided through the helpline. The number is 1-888-KIDLAW8 (1-888-543-5298). Bilingual assistance is available. Issues routinely addressed through intake calls include, but are not limited to, children who are out of school or not receiving the educational services to which they are entitled under federal and state law; emancipation; immigration; rights of children who have "aged out" of foster care or other state human service systems; and, collateral consequences of juvenile court involvement.

Please note: At this time, the helpline is open Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.