Child Advocates champions children and families throughout Indiana by advocating for access to justice and equity and fostering well-being for children. We offer vital programs and services for vulnerable children and youth statewide through a race equity lens.
- Our attorneys serve children and youth, in the child welfare system across Indiana, who have experienced abuse and/or neglect, helping them find safe and permanent homes.
- Our family liaisons connect children with serious mental health or behavioral challenges to a state-funded program for treatment.
- Our educational liaisons offer free educational services to children who are struggling in school due to life traumas and challenges.
- Our race equity facilitators advocate for racial equity in child welfare and in our communities for all children.
We fulfill our mission through six key programs: Statewide Access Site for the state’s Child Mental Health Wraparound program; Direct Representation; Educational Liaisons; Legal Services; Mediation and Facilitation; and Interrupting Racism for Children. We have served more than 100,000 vulnerable children across Indiana, in our 42-year history as child advocates. We stand up for children’s rights and amplify the voices of children and youth as we work to build them a better future where they can thrive.