The Chance at Childhood Program is an initiative between the MSU School of Social Work and MSU College of Law, designed to protect and serve the rights of children. Lawyers and social workers collaborate to strengthen the knowledge base and practice and advocacy skills to meet the needs of children, youth, families, and communities. Their website will connect you to links to resources and information about adoption and foster care, advocacy and policy, courts, juvenile and criminal justice, law and legislation, and various state and federal government agencies.
Its mission is, through a collaboration with the College of Law, to promote and protect the well-being of children and families through integrated social work and law education and advocacy.
Its components include:
- Child Advocacy Certificate Program
- Law and Social Work Clinic: clinical training of students, legal representation and consultation
- Continuing education offerings