National Center for Youth Law

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Bill Grimm, A Champion for Children

William Lee “Bill” Grimm, Senior Director, Strategic Advocacy and Child Welfare at the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL), was a public impact attorney who worked for 43 years transforming and redeeming some of the most troubled child welfare systems in America. He dedicated his brilliant mind, his compassionate heart, body and soul to improving the lives of foster children. His record of trailblazing litigation and legislative advocacy is both heroic and remarkable, benefitting many thousands of foster children and creating a legacy of precedent and beneficial reform that still stands today. In the words of former NCYL Executive Director, John O’Toole, “Bill was the best child welfare litigator in America.”

The National Center for Youth Law feels fortunate that Bill worked with us for the last 30 years of his career. We were inspired by his passion, his heart, his many accomplishments and we were fortunate to learn from him. To honor him and his powerful legacy, in partnership with his family and friends, we have created the Bill Grimm Memorial Summer Law Clerk Program.

We invite you to read more about Bill and the immeasurable impact of his work below!


FEATURE STORIES ABOUT BILL

Chronicle of Social Change: Bill Grimm, Veteran Child Welfare Litigator, Honored by American Bar Association
Chronicle of Social Change: Litigator Bill Grimm Used Class-Action Lawsuits to Transform Troubled Child Welfare Agencies
NCYL News: Pioneering Child Advocate Bill Grimm Receives Prestigious Mark Hardin Award
NCYL News: A Reflection on the Work of a Champion for Children


BILL GRIMM MEMORIAL SUMMER LAW CLERK PROGRAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ARTICLES AUTHORED BY BILL 


BILL’S WORK TO REFORM THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM

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Legislation


BILL’S WORK TO BETTER REGULATE PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION IN CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE

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