Founded in 1995 by business attorney Barbara Elias-Perciful, TLC provides training to the legal community on child abuse issues. Specifically, the organization delivers seminars to judges, lawyers, law enforcement professionals, Child Protective Services (CPS) workers, and others engaged in child welfare. In 2004, TLC has developed online information portals for judges and attorneys in Texas and has replicated this model to serve legal professionals in other states.
In recognition of TLC’s contribution, founder Barbara Elias-Perciful received a 2009 Child Advocacy award from the American Bar Association. In addition, TLC has earned other honors for its novel approach to addressing a significant social issue.