Children’s Advocacy Institute (San Diego)

Founded at the nonprofit University of San Diego School of Law in 1989, is one of the nation's premiere academic, research, and advocacy organizations working to improve the lives of children and youth.
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Primary geographic focus: California
Organization type(s): Law School



Children win with feds’ policy reversal supporting legal representation

Amy Harfeld
Hill, The
February 2, 2019
Children are the most vulnerable parties in child abuse and neglect cases, with every element of their lives and their very freedom at stake as they face being placed in state custody, otherwise known as foster care. They need lawyers, and good ones at that.


Trump Administration Rule Change Could Unleash Hundreds of Millions in Federal Funds to Defend Rights of Parents, Children in Child Protection Cases

John Kelly
Chronicle of Social Change (CA)
February 5, 2019
Most state and local courts have some guarantees of legal support available for kids and parents, even though the Supreme Court has ruled it is not constitutionally required. But child representation is not always provided by a lawyer.

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Advocates Demand Lawyers for Children in Foster System

David Wells
Courthouse News Service
February 7, 2019
A national children’s advocacy group filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday claiming three Indiana counties are violating children’s rights to due process and equal protection by denying them legal representation during foster care proceedings.

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