News Story (Oklahoma)
November 29, 2017
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Tags: Foster Youth
Organizations mentioned/involved: Oklahoma Family Legal Advocates
The organization’s mission is to “reduce the number of children in foster care by providing free or low-cost legal and social support for families involved in or at risk of being involved in the Oklahoma child welfare system.”
Organizers realized there was a real gap for alternatives for kids in Department of Human Services custody or at risk of going into that custody, she said. That comes from Sears’ work with Tulsa Lawyers for Children, which she organized, and from being the Court Appointed Special Advocates director.
“We felt that if certain ancillary legal issues were handled before children went into DHS custody that situation could be avoided,” Sears said.