National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in the Child Welfare System (QIC-ChildRep)
In October 2009, the U.S. Children’s Bureau named the University of Michigan Law School the National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in the Child Welfare System (QIC-ChildRep). The QIC-ChildRep is a six-year, multimillion dollar project to gather, develop and communicate knowledge on child representation, promote consensus on the role of the child’s legal representative, and provide one of the first empirically-based analysis of how legal representation for the child might best be delivered.
For advocates, policy makers, academics, and students we gathered all the knowledge and information we could find about representing children in the child welfare system. This website includes a summary of State Laws governing child representation – we have all 50 states’ laws organized by common themes that address the common questions around child representation. This website also includes all the Academic Articles and Evaluations of Child Representation, and is continuously updated.