The Center on Children, Families, and the Law is one of 57 departments, centers, programs, and institutes located within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. CCFL was established in 1987 to serve as a home for research and public service on child and family policy issues. The knowledge of child and family issues we gain is used to educate policymakers, scholars, service providers, and the public. Our work serves as the primary basis for new local, state, and national policies and has been cited in court rulings, including the U.S. Supreme Court. We help the helpers by providing training, resources, and expertise to helping professionals.

Our Mission

Helping the Helpers: We provide an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to improve systems and outcomes for children and families.

Taking Action Together

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Center on Children, Families, and the Law is honored to have worked alongside fantastic local and national partners this last year to effect change that improves the lives of children and families.

Together we have resisted rigidity and embraced resilience. Together we have rejected apathy and engaged in action.

There is still much to accomplish. There will undoubtedly be future challenges to face. Yet together we find immense hope.

CCFL remains committed to our mission of helping the helpers. We look forward to taking action together with you in 2023.

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