KidLaw Resource Center

New Jersey’s foremost information source on
children and the law.



Child Protective Services, Kinship Care and Family Law

Thousands of parents and caretakers, children, service providers, educators, attorneys, court staff and volunteers and others contact the KidLaw Resource Center for information and assistance, publications and training on legal issues affecting children.

For questions regarding child protective services, kinship care and family law, email Center Director Mary Coogan, Esq. at

Education Rights

The KidLaw Legal Resource Center also provides individual help with education related issues. Click here to find education resources to help children with special needs and struggling students.

For questions regarding student rights, email Nina Peckman, Esq. at


Training videos and our case advocacy work in education is possible through support of The IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey and The Merancas Foundation, Inc.