Medical-Legal Partnership for Children In Hawaiʻi
The Medical-Legal Partnership for Children in Hawaiʻi (MLPC) is a unique collaboration between the William S. Richardson School of Law and Kōkua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services (KKV), a community health center. MLPC seeks to address and improve the social determinants of health that impact child and family well-being.
Since April of 2009, MLPC lawyers and doctors have worked on-site at KKV health center to provide free, direct legal services to hundreds of families. MLPC also partners with the communities we serve to identify and address systemic advocacy and health policy issues. MLPC trains UH Law and other graduate students in this model of direct service and public health policy issues, developing a robust curriculum alongside other UH Schools and Departments.
“Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law is proud to carry on the kuleana of Chief Justice William S. Richardson, the namesake of our law school, who committed himself to building a more just society for underrepresented communities—and for all.”
D. Kapuaʻala Sproat, Professor of Law & Director, Ka Huli Ao
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