Overview

The lives of children intersect with the law in many ways—through education, welfare systems, health systems, mental health systems, justice systems, etc. Children’s connections to the law and legal systems raise many issues for research, teaching, and service. Too often valuable research is published, but not directly conveyed to practitioners nor translated into improved outcomes for children. The Center’s research faculty members have completed extensive research on a multitude of issues that impact children’s lives. The goal of the Penn State Center on Children and the Law is to ensure that this research is translated into improved policies and practices on behalf of children.