The Michigan Children's Law Center (MCLC) is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation, which provides legal services to children in the trial and appellate courts. Its mission is to advocate for the safety and well-being of children in the courts and through other programs and services.
The Center represents children who have been neglected or abused or who have been charged with delinquent behavior. MCLC works with social workers, doctors, psychologists, school personnel and other professionals to insure that all issues relating to each child are properly addressed.
Under the guidance of Amy Hartmann and Fred Gruber, the Law Center became operational in December 2004. From its inception, MCLC has been committed to:
- Visiting our children on a regular basis and whenever else it is necessary, in their homes, at their schools or at other appropriate sites.
- Consulting with those individuals who provide care and professional assistance to our children.
- Maintaining continuity of legal representation, whenever possible, between the attorney and child from the initial assignment of the case through the entire legal process.