Children's Law Center, Arizona
April 20, 2011
The Children's Law Center provides legal support and education for children and their families in need. An unmet civil need (such as custody, guardianship, etc) can be as devastating to a person/family as a criminal charge. Yet there is a constitutional right to defense in a criminal trial. There is no constitutional right to legal assistance in a civil trial. The CLC steps in to provide assistance to those who most need it, but can least afford it. I volunteered with this organization as an attorney and can tell you that while there are many worthy organizations that exist, this one is truly exceptional. The professionals who run the group are invested in their mission, care about their clients, and ensure that the attorneys that volunteers are high caliber and well trained. The only reason I no longer volunteer is that I moved out of state. However, I stay in touch with the administration and would gladly volunteer again.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
seeing the effects of having the legal rights over the children solidified, so that their lives were no longer in turmoil.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
increase funding to expand services.
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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I assisted families in obtaining legal guardianship for the children they cared for in order to provide appropriate services.