Children's Law Center of Connecticut
30 Arbor Street
Suite 208
Hartford CT 06106
Contact Information
Address 30 Arbor Street
Suite 208
Hartford, CT 06106-
Telephone (860) 232-9993 x
Fax 860-232-9996
E-mail clc@clcct.org
Web and Social Media
Our social worker with child clients.
Mission

The mission of The Children’s Law Center is to promote the best possible outcomes for children and families in transition or crisis by providing access to legal services and support they could not otherwise afford and by advancing collaborative, non-adversarial options for resolving conflicts outside the court system.

At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1993
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Atty. Justine Rakich-Kelly
Board Chair Mr. Tim Buckley
Board Chair Company Affiliation Trumbull Group Benefits
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission

The mission of The Children’s Law Center is to promote the best possible outcomes for children and families in transition or crisis by providing access to legal services and support they could not otherwise afford and by advancing collaborative, non-adversarial options for resolving conflicts outside the court system.

Background

In November 1992, six year-old Ayla Rose was shot and killed by her father during a court ordered supervised visitation, after a violent argument with Ayla’s mother. From this tragedy arose a coalition of concerned professionals and parents, united to examine how our legal system failed this little girl. Ultimately, the need was identified for children to have a legal advocate of their own in their parents’ high conflict family court cases. The Children's Law Center (CLC) has now grown to a staff of twelve and a budget of $1.1 million, and operates in all 13 of Connecticut's judicial districts, with a significant presence in New Haven, as well as Hartford, New Britain and Waterbury. In 2019, the organization served nearly 2000 children and families, over 20% of whom live in the Greater New Haven area. Today we remain the only organization in Connecticut with this unique mission.

CLC strives to create safe, stable environments for children whose parents are in chronic conflict. Our primary goal is to be the voice for children in family court disputes, where otherwise their interests would be overlooked and they could potentially be put in harm’s way. Without CLC's services, our clients would have no representation in a family court system designed to serve parents. We are there to remind all concerned that the most important parties in the case are the children. We work with parents to create co-parenting plans that enable and encourage a safe, positive and loving relationship that emphasizes the important roles of both parents in a child’s life. In addition to poverty, all of our cases are exacerbated by conditions such as violence, neglect, abuse, addiction, mental illness, incarceration, and other chronic challenges.

Impact

2019 Accomplishments:

 Legal Representation: Our New Haven Program served 115 children in 73 families who live in the New Haven Family Court judicial district, at no cost to the families involved. This represents over 19.5% of our total client base (588 children in 365 families statewide). Through this program, New Haven children were protected and their best interests were served by CLC ensuring that court orders are child-focused.

Children's Law Line: Our New Haven Program responded to calls from 190 New Haven County residents regarding 285 children, representing over 22% of our total calls (1,335 children through 863 calls). This program is often a first step for concerned parents, grandparents and others concerned about the well-being of a child. During our 2019 survey, a caller proclaimed, “Thank you! Wow! You have changed everything. I don't know what I would do if I didn't call.”
 
Our Families in Transition Program served 32 children in 24 families. 

 

Current Organizational Goals:

 To assist families and the court system by advocating for indigent children directly.

To effect systemic change in family court by advancing policies that will create a system that is collaborative in nature and focuses on children's needs and interests.
 
To increase awareness of CLC’s impact and fortify relationships that are critical to CLC’s mission, thereby making our services more accessible allowing us to serve more children.

 

Needs

Diverse and increased funding
 
Continued progress on 2019 Strategic Plan initiatives
 
Ability to increase attorney salaries and partially reduce the compensation gap with the private bar
 
Program awareness
 
Complete update to tech/cloud storage

 

CEO Statement

The Children’s Law Center is pleased to be a part of the Greater New Haven Community, having expanded our Representation Program into this jurisdiction in 2008. Since that time, our presence has grown and we have been providing legal services to impoverished children in increasing numbers, from 31 children in 2008 to 115 children living in the CFGNH service area in 2019. Our approach is unique because it incorporates a cross disciplinary model that includes a mental health perspective in our work. We focus on the emotional well-being of the children and work to provide parents with resources to improve their parenting and their co-parenting. Research shows that children of divorcing couples suffer from depression, sleep disorders, loss of self-esteem, behavioral regression and other emotional problems. The longer conflict continues, the greater these consequences for the children. By protecting a child’s relationship with each parent, we help to ensure that the child continues to receive the love and support of the two most significant people in his or her life.

We are proud of the relationships we have built with providers and professionals in the New Haven area including attorneys, judges, psychologists, New Haven Legal Assistance, Yale New Haven School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Cornell Hill Health Center and Southern CT State University. These relationships, built over years, allow us to access services for the families with whom we work that they wouldn’t be able to afford. Thus our goal of strengthening parents is made possible through these collaborations.

 

Board Chair Statement

As a longtime supporter of The Children’s Law Center, I am very proud to serve as president of this organization. I am often astounded by the work that is done at CLC – protecting children and helping families – with a shoestring budget. Work that is performed by highly qualified and trained staff who are dedicated to the craft. When I first joined the board, the goal of being statewide had been accomplished; we were, in fact, handling cases is all jurisdictions. But simply handling cases in New Haven was not enough. We became focused on really creating a presence in the Greater New Haven area and making an impact in that Community. When Toni Harp became mayor, she held a reception to introduce CLC to the community. We assigned a staff attorney dedicated to the jurisdiction and began building alliances with other providers. Funding has always been a challenge for CLC. The New Haven expansion would not have been successful without funding or without the board’s approval to dedicate funds to the New Haven project. The fees paid to CLC for our cases cover only a percentage of the full cost of each case. Thus we rely heavily on support from our constituents and community partners to support our work. CLC's board adopted a new 5-year strategic plan in 2018. Being proactive to these challenges was something the board felt was of utmost importance for the sustainability of The Children’s Law Center. Branching out services to complement the mainstay of the non-profit’s mission is imperative. Thus, the board established two task forces, comprised of board members and experts in their fields from outside CLC’s board, who are tasked with identifying opportunities and developing programs which will continue to provide services otherwise not available to CLC’s current constituency. We are very proud of the focused work these committee members have accomplished and have seen tremendous measurable results in a short period of time. Regardless of our challenges, no child is turned away for inability to pay. Our focus continues to be the quality of our representation and difference we are making - one child, one family at a time.

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / Children's and Youth Services
Secondary Organization Category Human Services / Family Services
Tertiary Organization Category Crime & Legal - Related / Child Abuse Prevention
Areas Served
State wide
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Other

CLC's Legal Representation program operates statewide, with one fifth of cases involving families in the Greater New Haven community.

Our Children's Law Line is a statewide, toll-free service for the general public with questions concerning family law; over one fifth of callers live in the Greater New Haven community.

We are always working to increase the operation of Families in Transition (FIT) in the Greater New Haven area.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
In 2019, with the support and commitment of our community, The Children's Law Center touched the lives of Connecticut's children in a meaningful way. We served as the voice for the most vulnerable by moving their tumultuous family circumstances in a positive direction, benefiting nearly 2000 children. 
Programs
Description
The Legal Representation program focuses on serving the best interests of children in family court by addressing the needs of each child we represent. The program provides attorneys to children living in poverty who are affected by high conflict custody and visitation cases. In addition to qualifying as indigent at below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines, cases often involve exacerbating circumstances such as: domestic violence, substance abuse, mental illness, child abuse/neglect, or other chronic conflict. An attorney/mental health team works together to shape legal strategies to address the needs of a family and the well-being of the children. Through our work, we seek to achieve the most stable, safe, and optimal living arrangement for children caught in the middle of a family crisis.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) / Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent / Families
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
We represent children in family court and ensure that Court orders reflect their best interest and allow for safe and loving relationships with children and their parents. We provide parents with information regarding how their conflict affects their children and help them to find alternative ways to address the issues they have with one another, keeping them child-focused but without putting the children in the middle of their conflict. We help parents find ways to improve their communication so they can co-parent in more positive ways. We help parents identify weaknesses and find resources to strengthen their abilities as parents and providers.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

This program serves to decrease the stress and negative effects of parental conflict on children so that the children will grow up in safe, stable homes. Their stable family environments will enable them to do well in school, engage appropriately with peers and siblings, and successfully meet developmental and academic milestones.

A former client, a long-time New Haven resident, offered: Justine was the first person to enter my life who actually listened to me and my wishes (…) When it came time for Justine to represent me in court during my parents’ trial, not only did she fight for what was best for me at 11, she fought for what was best for me at 12, 16 and 21 (…) I am now 29 years old. Justine has stuck with me for 18 whole years when she was only my lawyer for 1. This woman is one of the most essential aspects to my well-being, and it all started because she listened.

 

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

We conduct an annual multi-faceted outcome measurement system. The ED meets with every Judge before whom we appear in our cases to explore our strengths, weaknesses, impressions about our work and of CLC attorneys. The attorneys complete a survey detailing information about each case at its close. We also survey parents three months after a case closes as well as any attorneys involved in our cases for feedback on CLC performance.

In 2019, New Haven cases:

86% of orders entered reflected attorney recommendation which are child centered and protect the best interests of children; 92% of cases remain closed indicating positive resolutions and increased stability for children; parental conflict decreased in 79% as assessed by attorney allowing children to thrive and meet major life milestones; and family environments improved in 71%, as assessed by attorneys, indicating reduced stress and trauma on children.

 

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Diana and Isabel are New Haven sisters whose parents, Alex and Mariana, have been divorced after struggling with alcoholism and mental illness. Alex suffered an alcoholic relapse when home with the girls. The court suspended contact, with weekly supervised visits only. Alex was unable to afford supervision; he could only contact his daughters remotely. The girls reacted by withdrawing from friends and activities. When Alex stabilized, he requested that the suspension be lifted. CLC was appointed to investigate the situation and recommend a safe course of action. Our attorney began representing the girls, volunteered to act as an observer during visits between, and secured a free mental health evaluation. The evaluator determined that Alex posed no threat to the girls; Mariana agreed to an increase in visitation. The attorney taught Alex and Mariana non-adversarial ways to co-parent and continues mediating to prevent crisis, allowing the girls to thrive.

Description

The Children’s Law Line is a free, state-wide telephone help line that answers legal questions and gives advice, information and referrals to people seeking help with family court issues. Getting assistance often entails navigating a maze of agencies, courts, laws and resources that is often overwhelming even to the most experienced advocates, and simply not navigable to those of limited means. The Law Line is designed to be an accessible resource, with the majority of referrals coming from 2-1-1, Infoline, Statewide Legal Services, DCF, courts, attorneys, the internet and word of mouth. The phone number is 1-888-LAW-DOOR.

Population Served Families / Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. The Children’s Law Line provides immediate assistance to parents, children, guardians, grandparents, and service providers who have concerns about the safety and well-being of children in their care. Callers to the Law Line are able to access services that help them deal with their specific questions and problems, all of which involve children. The assistance provided to callers creates an immediate impact, reducing or fully alleviating family stress. Because most callers have no attorney of their own, the Law Line provides critical insight into the legal system.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
In addition to receiving legal advice, callers to the Children's Law Line are connected to additional community services and provided resources that address their specific situation, such as New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Achievement First, Community Health Network of CT, Integrated Wellness Group, NeighborWorks, and New Horizons. Because of this, callers are able to begin the process of addressing complicated issues that impact their children, or children in their custody. With this help, parents (and sometimes grandparents) are able to tackle, with some measure of efficiency, problems that could be time-consuming and intractable. Children are the ultimate beneficiaries, as their lives become less complicated in the long run. By reducing conflict and helping guide parents and guardians toward a resolution, even in the early stages of the process, the negative impact is reduced.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
The Children's Law Line is designed to impact 1,500 children annually. In 2019, the Law Line served 1,335 children through 863 calls; 226 of the children benefitted live in the CFGNH service area. An annual evaluation is completed that includes the total number of calls, caller demographics and issues raised by callers. This data is compared to summaries of previous years. Survey calls are made no less than once a year to solicit feedback on caller satisfaction with the Children's Law Line. The study asks to what degree the caller found the information to be helpful and whether their situation has improved. Our most recent outcome report for the Law Line indicates that 71.1% of respondents reported a combined positive of “Very Helpful” or “Helpful” when evaluating the help they received. We often hear comments such as, "I was very happy with the service and the resources you provided for me."
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success. Mr. Brady called our Law Line out of grave concern for his grandchild, Alex. He had been placed into foster care after being removed from his mother's care due to neglect. Mr. Brady was looking for guidance on how he and his wife could take Alex out of foster care and bring him home. We walked him through DCF's relative placement process and explained how to get a court order. We remained the one source of information as he went about this process. Months later, we received an email from him with the subject line "The Nightmare is Over." He stated, "In Court on Thursday, the judge ordered our grandson into our custody after hearing my wife explain all we had done [as you recommended]... The judge not only ordered Alex into our custody, she made it possible to bring him back with us tomorrow night. I just wanted to thank you for going out of your way when we were totally lost as to what to do and helping us get through what I truly call a nightmare situation."
Description

In 2019, the Families in Transition program (FIT) impacted 2 children that live in the CFGNH service area. As part of our strategic plan, we hope to increase the presence of this program in the New Haven area. FIT is a hybrid family mediation service and parenting education program that helps families resolve their immediate issues while educating parents about how extended conflict impacts their children. We help parents understand each others' perspectives, giving them tools to improve their communication with each other. Sessions are facilitated by a volunteer gender-balanced team—an attorney and a mental health professional—certified in family mediation. The service helps families avoid expensive and time-consuming litigation, thus shielding children from the trauma of long-term parental conflict. Quinnipiac University School of Law is assisting us implement the strategic plan. Our goal is establishing a strong preserver for families in greater New Haven.

Population Served Families / Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent / Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

The Families in Transition (FIT) mediation program protects children from the harm that high conflict parenting disputes cause. We help parents understand how their conflict hurts their children. We provide parents with tools to change the dialogue--not only with each other but with their children so that the children get a sense that their parents are working together to make things better. We encourage parents to immediately end any negative talk about the other to or in front of the children, highlighting the damage such language can do to children. Parents come to understand that they will be co-parents for the rest of their children's lives and develop appropriate communication skills. Clients reach settlements through discussion and compromise, thereby avoiding a contentious court case with high legal fees and repeated court appearances. Through mediation sessions, participants maintain a sense of control over their lives and can make decisions together about their children.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

Participation in FIT mediation sessions is designed to improve communication and parenting as the participants restructure their relationship. Mediated agreements are more often observed and followed, helping to mitigate future problems and court appearances especially when both parties are involved and invested in the process. Parents will have improved their communication and ability to co-parent their children, thus creating a family that is free from conflict and stress. Children are free to love and be loved by the two most important people in their lives.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
The success of the FIT program is indicated by the clients' willingness to continue participating in the mediation process until a settlement has been reached, and/or participants have successfully implemented new communication tools. Success is also indicated by clients' willingness to return to mediation if future issues arise, rather than resorting to adversarial court proceedings.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Prior to FIT, Miranda and Leon's relationship was filled with anger and resentment. When Leon started a new relationship, Miranda began to withhold Leon’s visits with their son, Eli. A few months later, Miranda was arrested for driving under the influence; the court granted Leon temporary sole custody. Leon spoke to Miranda and suggested that they attend mediation together since they were having trouble communicating; neither of them wanted to spend the money or time to continue battling in court. They began participating in FIT, stating that they were willing to do whatever it took to get along for Eli. By being educated about the harmful effects that their conflict had on Eli, Miranda and Leon began being able to speak to each other in a more positive manner. With the help of their FIT mediators, Miranda and Leon learned to co-parent in a non-combative manner that showed Eli that his parents could put aside their issues for him to have healthy, happy relationships with both parents.

Program Comments
CEO Comments

I am satisfied to know that our programs are well-respected by the bench and the bar. Today CLC enjoys a stellar reputation and fills a unique, much-needed role, as affirmed by the external stakeholders whose views and ideas were solicited as part of the strategic planning process. A representative of the Office of the Connecticut Public Defender, for example, opined, “CLC is the only non-profit dedicated primarily to advocacy for children in family court. Their base of on-the-ground knowledge makes them uniquely able to help stabilize the guardian ad litem (GAL) program statewide and provide meaningful, fact-based advocacy when policy and statutory changes are proposed. (…) CLC’s infrastructure and statewide reach make us confident that children have appropriate representation. The Families in Transition program fills a unique need. Low- and middle-income families have very few options for affordable mediation and parenting services.” One of the judges whose input was sought summed up his assessment as follows: “CLC is a bridge over troubled water” – i.e., a lifeline for children and families who do not have the resources with which to gain competent, compassionate, culturally sensitive mediation and parenting education services on their own and expansion of the program is essential. There are few to no options available for low-income families to access these types of services, thus CLC will continue to expand to offer these programs where the need is greatest. We also recognize the special role that the Law Line fills in Connecticut; this free tool allows callers to access high-quality legal advice with no screening. We have been gratified by the feedback of our callers, who offered comments such as:

“I have given this number to my friends. It really is terrific"

“Thank you. Lots of folks don't get justice and this law line is there to help. I am satisfied with this service."
 
"You are always my preference for any legal advice that I need.”
 

 These quotes demonstrate that the immediate help offered by the Law Line can have a tremendous impact on the lives of the callers and the children involved, often preventing them from courses of action that could worsen their situation or heighten conflict within their families. I’m proud of each of our programs and the unique and vital roles they fill within our communities.

CEO/Executive Director
Atty. Justine Rakich-Kelly
Term Start Oct 2000
Email justine@clcct.org
Experience

Justine Rakich-Kelly earned her law degree from University Connecticut School of Law in 1991. She worked for a number of years in private practice, focusing on family and juvenile law. She became a Staff Attorney and then a Managing Attorney of the Family Unit at Statewide Legal Services in 1998. In 2000, she accepted the position of Executive Director at The Children's Law Center of Connecticut and has been in that role since. As Executive Director, Justine has presented at numerous conferences, including a joint conference of the American Bar Association and the American Psychological Association in 2008, where she introduced CLC's Families in Transition program and discussed the importance of a mental health perspective in the legal representation of children.

Justine served on several Commissions and Committees, including a sub-committee on the Governor's Commission on Divorce, Custody and Children in 2003 and the Governor's Commission on Judicial Reform in 2006. She served as a 2016 Governor's appointee to the Statewide Advisory Council on Children and Families and also serves on the Standing Committee on Guardians Ad Litem and Attorneys for Minor Children in Family Matters. In 2013, she and CLC Deputy Director Randa Hojaiban coauthored a comprehensively written chapter in the handbook "A Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut," entitled "Representing Children in Family Court Custody and Visitation Disputes." In 2019, Justine was the recipient of two awards: The Charles J. Parker Legal Services Award, presented to a member of the CT Bar who has demonstrated a deep and abiding interest and dedication to the delivery of legal services to the disadvantaged in CT, and The Greater Hartford Family Advocacy Center Works of Compassion Award.

Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 10
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 50
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate 86%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 2 Mixed
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Deputy Director
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Collaborations

Our New Haven Legal Representation Program provides us with regular opportunities to collaborate with other organizations, thereby enhancing both organizations’ programs. Our staff has ongoing, collaborative relationships with many other providers to whom we refer our clients for additional services, such as Southern Connecticut State University for supervised visitation, Yale Child Study Center, Clifford Beers Clinic for mental health treatment, and Yale School of Medicine and Department of Psychiatry for evaluation services. Additionally, we make referrals to Achievement First, Community Health Network of CT, Yale University Department of Psychiatry, Integrated Wellness Group, NeighborWorks, and New Horizons.

Comments
CEO Comments "The Children's Law Center was founded more than 25 years ago, and I confess that I've been involved with them for a good part of that portion. Initially, I became interested in it because I have a background in both law and social work and it was so wonderful to see an organization that understood the importance of combining those two fields of practice, particularly when dealing with vulnerable children." -- Patricia Pheanious (Board Member)
Board Chair
Mr. Tim Buckley
Company Affiliation Trumbull Group Benefits
Term Oct 2018 to Oct 2021
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Ms. Melissa ArkusCigna
Atty. Dan A. BrodyRobinson & Cole, LLC
Mr. Scott EspositoPricewaterhouseCoopers
Mr. Jonathan Fink CPABlum Shapiro
Ms. Cara HardackerAXA XL
Atty. Pamela MagnanoFlaherty Legal Group, LLC
Ms. Patricia PheaniousRetired
Ms. Laura PostPost Strategic Solutions LLC & Fio Partners LLC
Mr. Patrick ProctorRetired
Mr. James Russell CPA/ABVRussell & Company, CPA, PC
Dr. Elizabeth ThayerBeacon Behavioral Services, LLC
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 6
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Finance
CEO Comments

Each board member is expected to serve on at least one committee and make a financial commitment to the organization. 

 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2020
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2020
Projected Revenue $1,159,322.00
Projected Expenses $1,212,607.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$1,196,243$1,288,150$1,242,452
Current Assets$588,687$665,760$725,103
Long-Term Liabilities--$0$0
Current Liabilities$166,878$175,949$141,169
Total Net Assets$1,029,365$1,112,201$1,101,283
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --CT Bar Foundation $212,100 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --American Savings Foundation $117,770 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --State of CT Judicial Branch $97,543 --
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments The Children's Law Center maintains strong fiscal health. We have an active and prudent Board of Directors and a strong Finance Committee that pays careful and regular attention to our organizational budget throughout the year. Our current financial strategy is to increase revenue streams and expand our program outreach statewide.
Foundation Staff Comments This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Some financial information from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved has been inputted by Foundation staff. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. A more complete picture of the organization’s finances can be obtained by viewing the attached 990s and audited financials. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address 30 Arbor Street
Suite 208
Hartford, CT 06106
Primary Phone 860 232-9993
Contact Email clc@clcct.org
CEO/Executive Director Atty. Justine Rakich-Kelly
Board Chair Mr. Tim Buckley
Board Chair Company Affiliation Trumbull Group Benefits

 

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