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What Can I Expect When I Call Advokids?

When you make your initial call to our office, you will speak with a member of our team who will take you through a 5-10 minute structured intake. This intake gives the hotline staff relevant information about the child in the case, including where the case is in regards to the juvenile dependency timeline.The intake…

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Giving a Nine-Month Old Girl and her Grandmother a Voice in the Court System

A grandmother called Advokids’ hotline today asking for help advocating for her infant granddaughter who is in her care. The grandmother obtained a temporary guardianship in probate court when the case was referred to the county child welfare department because of issues of possible parental neglect—including domestic violence, drugs, and anger issues. From this point…

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A Safety Net for California Foster Children

The 110-page report by the Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law, titled “Shame on the U.S.,” outlines the negligence of our government to protect children and enforce federal child welfare laws at the state level. “Our culture and much of our media — just like all three branches of our federal…

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