Founded in 1981, RMCLC is Colorado's only nonprofit law firm specifically focused on providing a full spectrum of advocacy services to meet the needs of children and youth who have experienced abuse, neglect instability or other trauma. At the time of our founding, RMLC had a narrow focus, specifically advocating for those impacted by the foster care system. Over the last four decades, however, we have had the opportunity to continually reflect on the needs of those we serve and adapt our programming to fill ecisint gaps in advocacy for children and youth, recognizing that experiences of trauma or instability extend well beyond the child welfare arena.
Today, we take a broader approach. Far too often, the needs of children and youth are not naturally met - by parents, families, schools and others. The barriers young people then face in achieving safety, stability, connection and opportunity are best addressed through legal advocacy. That's where RMCLC steps in to help.
Our multidisciplinary teams of lawyers, social workers, and other clinical staff support young people and their families during many key moments throughout a young person's development. We serve a diverse group of clients across our programs. They are children who need protection from witnessing or being subject to domestic violence in their homes. They are caregivers who have opened up their homes to children whose parents are unable to meet their needs. They are young people who have experienced foster care or homelessness and now face significant barriers in their transition to adulthood. Almost all of those served by RMCLC are considered low income and are only able to benefit from legal representation because of our low cost and pro bono services. And as a nonprofit, our community of supporters make it all possible.