2. Constitutional rights
Abused children with attorneys exit the foster system 3.5X faster.
Only half of states give legal representation to abused children. This means 320,000 children lack conventional attorneys.
50% of murdered children had prior involvement with child protection services.
“In case after case, offenders had more rights than children. Offenders had an attorney, but the abused child entered court alone. I drained my bank account to hire attorneys for my children. But rights shouldn’t depend on luck of the draw.”
Founder and CEO of the Center for the Rights of Abused Children