Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law (CECFL)

Center of Excellence for children, families and the law

Providing Service and Training to Parents, Families, and Professionals

The Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law recognizes the life-changing decisions that are made when children and families come before Courts. The Center promotes multidisciplinary professional education, training and research to support informed professional practice, effective prevention and intervention, and thoughtful jurisprudence. The Center focuses on a variety of issues that affect children and families who are involved with the legal system including families in conflict, intimate partner violence, child maltreatment and neglect, divorce, juvenile justice and children with mental and educational disabilities.


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For information about programs and training, please contact Dr. Premela Deck.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law has a longstanding commitment to welcome and serve our whole community. We offer all people high quality, culturally responsive services while honoring race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, sex and fluidity of gender, sexual orientation, disability, socio-economic, immigration, or veteran status. Our staff strives to support and protect all people in an atmosphere that respects differences of all kinds. We believe it is the responsibility of the Center's staff, partners, and clients to work toward greater inclusion, multiculturalism, racial justice, and equity.