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Child Advocates

Child Advocates serves children and youth statewide who have experienced abuse and neglect in the child welfare system. We champion and advocate for justice and racial equity in child welfare in all communities to build a better future for all children. Our commitment is to listen to children and be their voice, standing up for their liberties and working tirelessly to keep them safe and secure with an opportunity to thrive.

Child Advocates Selected for New Statewide Services for Youth

Indiana’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) has chosen Child Advocates as its first, single statewide access site for DMHA’s High Fidelity Wraparound program. The program, new to Child Advocates, offers support and services to Hoosier children and youth who face serious mental health or behavioral challenges.

“It all goes back to mission, vision, and values and Child Advocates aligns with our organization in those areas,” says Tanya Merritt-Mulamba, clinical quality improvement specialist at DMHA, discussing why it chose Child Advocates for the work. “Child Advocates also embodies years of expertise in standing up for children’s rights in the child welfare system through legal services and a race equity program that addresses disparities in care for children of color.”

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Child Advocates offers vital programs and services for vulnerable children and youth statewide through a race equity lens. We serve children and youth, in the child welfare system, who have experienced abuse and neglect, and we advocate for racial equity in child welfare and our communities to help build a better future for all children.

We fulfill our mission through four key programs: Interrupting Racism for Children, Mediation and Facilitation, Direct Representation, and Legal Services.

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