About Children’s Law Center of Connecticut
As a young organization, CLC didn’t have a lot of other funding sources, but it did have a mission to help children who don’t have anyone else standing up for their best interests in the court system.
That first grant of $3,000 helped launch CLC’s Children’s Law Line, a free help line that answers questions and provides information and referrals with regards to legal issues affecting children. In the years since, the Foundation has supported their Legal Representation Program, protecting the interests of children involved in high-conflict family court cases.
Most recently, the Foundation has provided funding for CLC’s Families-in-Transition (FIT) program, a mediation model that helps families work together in the best interest of their children, and avoid the adversarial nature of a courtroom.
Over the years, American Savings Foundation’s support for the programs has given the agency the ability to expand and sustain their services in both New Britain and Waterbury. In 2019, the agency served 1,955 children – 588 through the Legal Representation program, 34 through Families in Transition, and 1,355 through 863 calls to the Children’s Law Line.