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Child Care and Community Economic Development

Critical Roles for Legal Services

By Stephanie Upp, Chris Palamountain, Alice Bussiere & Brad Caftel

Child care represents the critical nexus of children, families, and their community. Strengthening the existing child care industry and expanding resources and services to build a child care infrastructure thus should be central to any legal services strategy for strengthening neighborhoods. Many legal services programs, pro bono programs, and law school clinics already are developing links between child care advocacy and community economic development.

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