Mission: Help at risk youth who cannot live with their parents obtain permanency, security and stability in their living arrangement. Help their caretakers obtain the legal standing they need in order to protect, aquire necessities and care for these children.
Target demographics: Low income youth and their families in Maricopa County
Direct beneficiaries per year: we assist over 2000 youth per year
Programs: Adoption Project
Medical Legal Clinic
Fact Free Advice Clinic for Teens
Court Appointed Advisor - Family Court
I worked with one of the Children's Law Center's sister programs, the HIV/AIDS Law Project. Every time we had a client with children that needed help, the Coordinator and volunteers for the Children's Law Center came to the rescue. Given the dynamics of dealing with children in need combined with HIV-positive parents in need can be very challenging. Not once was a client turned away. Not once was an issue too big or too complicated that it could not be addressed. Without hesitation, I would refer a friend in need of assistance to the Children's Law Center.