Juvenile Law Center

For the last 3 1/2 decades, Juvenile Law Center has been a leading voice for fairness in our justice system ... by drawing on every possible tool—litigation, legislation, regulation, training, research and engagement—to assist and empower young people. I have seen first hand the many ways that Juvenile Law Center attorneys help protect children across the country.

Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General, commenting on Juvenile Law Center's 35th anniversary in 2010

Financial Information

Juvenile Law Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is the oldest multi-disciplinary children’s rights organization in the United States. Working at the national and state levels, we play a leadership role in shaping and using the law on behalf of children in the child welfare and justice systems to promote fairness, prevent harm, ensure access to appropriate services, and create opportunities for success.


Juvenile Law Center serves society's most vulnerable youth. They are most likely to be mislabeled, ignored, harmed, or scarred for life by systems that are supposed to help them. We depend on individuals, corporations, and foundations for financial support. Unrestricted gifts enable us to move quickly as circumstances demand and opportunities arise.


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2015-2016 Audited Financial Statement

IRS form 990

IRS letter confirming 501(c)3 status

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One of the most important lessons from our 40 years of experience is that children involved with the justice and foster care systems need zealous legal advocates. Your support for our work is more important now than ever before. Support