Staff Updates
Carrie Gilbert

CLC Youth Re-Entry Staff Attorney Carrie Gilbert has been selected by Children's Law Center to coordinate a new project between Lighthouse Youth Services and CLC. Her role is to provide legal assessment and representation to youth who have been involved in the juvenile justice system by helping them remove barriers to employment, education, and housing. The project is funded through a  two year grant from the Federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), which funds Carrie to be housed at LYS three days per week.  Carrie will remain working at CLC for 2 days per week, where she'll continue focusing on re-entry work very similar to her LYS work. Congrats, Carrie!

Sharonda Hunter

Sharonda Hunter, former CLC law clerk and NKU Chase Clinic student, has accepted a Youth Re-Entry Advocate position with CLC. Sharonda will work  with our attorneys to support a multifaceted youth re-entry initiative in Ohio and Northern Kentucky, helping youth re-enter society from out-of-home placement. Congrats, Sharonda!

Sharonda graduated from the University of Tampa with a B. S. in Criminology and earned her J.D from Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law in December 2017. She is preparing to take the bar exam in February of  2018. 

CLC Launches H.E.L.P. Program
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) granted funding to Children's Law Center for the Homeless and Education Law Program (H.E.L.P.). The program is funded for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 and is designed to provide legal counsel for youth experiencing poverty and homelessness to fill an existing gap for services in the area.

Through the program, CLC will work to advocate for youth in pursuing four major outcomes: economic opportunity, stable and supportive living situations, safety and well-being, and self-advocacy. Specific outcomes include school or college enrollment, employment, job training or assistance programs, graduation, GED, improved educational supports, grade promotion, and improvement in school attendance.

For each client receiving services, CLC will help them identify their goals, create a case plan for achieving those goals, and provide services or referrals to other agencies/organizations to assist in obtaining identified goals and outcomes.

In accordance with the H.E.L.P. grant, CLC will partner with Arbor Youth Services in Lexington to hold monthly "H.E.L.P. Clinics" for their residents. The clinics will offer an overview of children's legal rights regarding education, housing, and dating violence, followed by an opportunity for residents to receive one-on-one consultation with our legal advocates. These are NOT open to the public, just available to residents at Arbor Youth Services. 

For more information, contact Amanda Bear at abear@childrenslawky.org. 

Link Your Kroger Plus Card to CLC

Shop at Kroger, swipe your Kroger Plus Card, and a percentage of all your Kroger purchases will be given back to Children's Law Center!

2. Sign In or Create an Account & click "Enroll"
3. Enter CLC's 5-digit  NPO number: 83148 (Northern KY/Cincinnati) or 
65976 (Lexington/Louisville)
4. Select Children's Law Center as your organization 
5. Click save!


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Dancing with the CLC Stars 2018


Save the Date!

What:  CLC'S sixth annual 'Dancing  with the CLC Stars' 

When:  Thursday, May 31, 2018

Where:  Receptions Event Center, 1379 Donaldson Hwy, Erlanger, KY

Time:   6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Inspired by the ABC-TV's sensational show Dancing with the Stars, Dancing with the CLC Stars pairs eight local celebrities with professional dancers from Arthur Murray Dance Center to benefit the Children's Law Center. 
More information coming soon!