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25,000 California babies are reported for maltreatment during their first year of life - before they can walk, before they can talk. Advokids speaks up for these children.

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Advokids integrates neuroscience and child welfare law to teach child advocates how to fight for foster children's long-term physical and emotional health and safety.

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Children in foster care are our priority.

Make them yours.

PROTECTING THE RIGHT OF EVERY FOSTER CHILD IN CALIFORNIA TO SAFETY, SECURITY, AND A PERMANENT HOME.

We’re Here to Help

Advokids provides the only free telephone hotline offering legal information to anyone concerned about a child in foster care in California.

HOTLINE:

877.ADV4KID (877.238.4543)

CHILDREN’S ATTORNEY CONSULTATION LINE:

415.924.0587

Legal Programs and Services

  • Child Welfare Law Information Hotline
  • Children’s Attorney Consultation Line
  • Child Welfare Legal Tools and Resources
  • Statewide Trainings and Conferences
  • Statewide Child Welfare Reform
  • Appellate and Amicus Project

ADVOKIDS SERVED MORE THAN 800 CHILDREN IN 2014

Support Foster Children

  • California is home to 60,000 foster children, 1/3 of these foster children are under the age of 5.
  • Many children spend 2+ years in foster care and experience multiple placements.
  • Permanent placements and enduring relationships protect foster children’s long-term emotional, cognitive and developmental healthRead more about foster children.

Together we can change a lifetime

Children need stability and security in their early years.

This video explains the importance of early intervention and what our most vulnerable children go through when no early action is taken.

MEET OUR CHILDREN

Marie

Marie was five weeks old when she and her older brother were removed from their mother’s care and placed into Amy’s home. They thrived under Amy’s care for two years, then the county attempted to reunify Marie and her brother with their mother and a new baby brother. That placement failed, and the county attempted to place the three children in a new foster home. That placement failed also, and the children were moved for the fourth time to a new foster home. Meanwhile, Amy was trying to offer a forever home to Marie. It became apparent that the placement disruptions had traumatic implications for Marie. Thats when Amy called Advokids. Advokids helped Amy access the juvenile court system and submit evidence of the trauma Marie had endured in her four and a half years in foster care. With the support of Marie’s new foster family, Amy was able to adopt Marie in 2015!

  Read more of our children’s stories.

LATEST NEWS

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The ACLU’s New Study

Take a look at “System on the Brink,” published by the American Civil Liberties Union of California that shows how giant caseloads in the California child welfare system are incredibly detrimental to the children and families in the system.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Join Us for Dinner in SF on Tuesday, August 4th!

Come support Advokids and dine for a cause! See details here.

The 38th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference

Monterey, California

Pre-Conference August 24, 2015 Three Day Conference August 25-27, 2015

For more information, please click here.   Dependency 101: A Legal Seminar in Corte Madera, CA on Sept. 12, 2015 Register now! in Los Angeles, CA on Oct. 24, 2015 Register now!   Advokids’ Trivia Night Fundraiser!  On September 16th, twelve teams will go head-to-head in a friendly competition of trivia knowledge at McTeague’s Saloon in San Francisco. Want to lead a team, become a sponsor, or attend the event? Click here for more information!

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