Lawyers for Children America (CT Office)

Lead child advocacy nonprofit organization protecting the rights of children who are victims of abuse; abandonment and neglect by providing quality pro bono legal representation and collaborating for systematic change to improve the lives of children
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Primary geographic focus: Connecticut
Organization type(s): Provider

Lawyers for Children America engages pro bono attorneys and their law firms or corporate legal departments to help address the issue of abuse and neglect.  The program’s objectives are:

  • To implement services that will help children and youth who are victims of abuse and neglect;
  • To encourage the courts to utilize our network of volunteer attorneys and staff to receive abuse and neglect cases;
  • To increase the number of volunteer attorneys who provide free legal services to abused and neglected children by establishing institutional commitment on the part of major law firms; corporate legal departments;  government agencies; national, state and local bar associations and universities; and by establishing local affiliates of Lawyers for Children America across the United States to support that commitment;
  • To improve the child welfare system in coordination with other national and local organizations; and
  • To increase public awareness of issues related to youth and violence.

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