Child Advocates

Child Advocates engages community volunteers and staff to protect children who are victims of child abuse. We are their voices in court, ensuring all children thrive in a safe and secure home.

2021 Clifton Larsen Allen (CLA) Report

Independent auditor, Clifton Larsen Allen (CLA), conducted a forensic audit and determined that Child Advocates was in full compliance with its contract with the City of Indianapolis as the CASA (court-appointed special advocate) agency for children in Marion County.

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We help children of all ages, races and socio-economic backgrounds. Children with irresistible grins, vivid imaginations, and incredible potential. A gift to Child Advocates helps provide for the recruitment, training, and support of court-appointed special advocate volunteers.

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Interrupting Racism for Children

Interrupting Racism for Children educates and moves individuals to action to stop racism in its tracks, creating a future where children thrive and race does not predict their life outcomes.  Upcoming workshops will be held virtually online. Learn more and discover helpful anti-racism tools and resources.

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Latest Blog Entries

New Independent Audit Confirms Child Advocates’ Contract Compliance

INDIANAPOLIS - Child Advocates and its board of directors are pleased to announce that a forensic audit by Clifton Larsen …

A Call-to-action to Stand Up for Race Equity in Child Welfare

This was an Op-Ed placed in the Indianapolis Recorder from our highly respected and retired Chief Program Officer, Gregg Ellis. Every …

Child Advocates' Attorney Wins Prestigious State Award for Juvenile Defenders

An older child who is abused and neglected and placed in the child welfare system needs someone to stand up …

Q&A With Jill English: Reaction to the Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict and How We Can Move Forward

Jill English is the Director of Child Advocates’ interactive, two-day Interrupting Racism for Children workshops for the community. Participants leave …
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