Welcome to the NACC Community. We’re a community of child welfare, juvenile justice, and family law professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children. While our membership includes children’s attorneys, parents’ attorneys, agency attorneys, and juvenile court judges; it also includes doctors, nurses, therapists, teachers, school administrators, law enforcement officers, social workers, and lay advocates with a specific interest in advancing and protecting the rights of children.
Below, you’ll find a number of resources to help you network, communicate, learn, and reform. You should also check out our Resources page, where you’ll find a selection of child welfare publications and tools. We hope you’ll take advantage of all that NACC Membership has to offer.
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Ready to join the National Association of Counsel for Children? Thinking about joining but you’d like more information? In either case, please click the button below for an explanation of why you should join the NACC, a list of membership benefits, and instructions on how to join.
Our Member Directory provides an excellent way to connect with our network of nearly 2,000 child welfare professionals. Whether you’re looking for a lawyer from a particular practice area, a child welfare professional from another discipline, or just trying to find like-minded members in your state or city, the Member Directory is the perfect tool. For more info, please click the button below.
We provide a number of ways to communicate and share your thoughts with other child welfare professionals. Our weekly blog features articles written by NACC staff, members, and leading experts in areas associated with child welfare and juvenile justice. Our monthly email law jouranal offers valuable insight to our members, and our email listserv provides an excellent forum for professional dialogue.
We offer a variety of training programs to help children’s attorneys and caseworkers provide the best possible services to children and families. Our curricula are designed by nationally recognized experts in child welfare and juvenile justice, and our experienced trainers use a variety of teaching tools and methods. We also offer custom curriculum to meet the particular needs of your jurisdiction.
Our NACC Policy page provides a number of resources to help you protect the rights of children through policy advocacy. These include our NACC Policy Agenda, Policy Advocacy Guide, a selection of Standards of Practice documents, and information on how to request NACC assistance, both through the filing of amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs and by helping with other important reform efforts.