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. We connect children with serious mental health or behavioral challenges to statewide services for help. And we advocate for racial equity in child welfare and in our communities to help build a better future for all children.
We fulfill our mission through six key programs: Children’s Mental Health Program, Direct Representation, Educational Liaisons, Legal Services, Mediation and Facilitation, and Interrupting Racism for Children. We serve as a voice for children, standing up for their rights, and working to keep them safe and secure in a home where they can thrive.