The Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center (RMCLC) works to transform the lives of abused, neglected and at-risk children in the Rocky Mountain region through compassionate legal advocacy, clinical services, education, and public policy reform. In addition to representing children and advocating for their best interests within the Colorado legal system, the RMCLC coordinates vital programs to create systemic change in Colorado. Read about some of these vital programs below or visit the Law Center to learn more.
Colorado Children's Caucus
The organization coordinates and facilitates the Colorado Children's Caucus for the Colorado State Legislature. The widely respected forum creates an environment where State legislators can educate themselves on both the problems facing Colorado's children, and the policy related solutions that can relieve these concerns.
project Foster Power
Project Foster Power is a group of current and former foster youth, ages 15 to 25, working to improve the child welfare system. Through youth organizing and advocacy, this group seeks to harness power in numbers to create youth-led change. Project Foster Power is the Colorado partner of Foster Youth in Action, a national network of 23 groups across the country who believe in the power of foster youth voice. The 2018 Priority Issue for Action of project Foster Power is "Youth Voice, Youth Choice."
Domestic Violence Program
Child victims of domestic violence have greater rates of behavioral, social, and emotional problems, cognitive delays, and long-term psychological effects such as post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. The Domestic Violence Program is the only program of its kind in the country and provides guardian ad litem teams to ensure the child’s best interests are addressed when a case is filed in Civil Protection Order Court. The RMCLC's goal is to protect children from further harm and prevent the family from entering the child welfare system.
the rmclc junior board
The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center (RMCLC) Junior Board is a group of young professionals dedicated to increasing awareness of child welfare issues in Colorado and across the nation. Through volunteerism, they promote the critical work of the RMCLC and help raise the necessary funds for sustaining and growing that work. The Junior Board is offering planning and logistics support to present Havana Nights Denver.
JR Geraghty, Co-Chair
Chrissy Johnson Dieck, Co-Chair
Sayani Das Chaudhuri
Allison Sperling Morris