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Please help us spread the word and prevent tragic deaths of vulnerable children in California
Advokids has been campaigning statewide since 2017 to bring attention to the JV-210 Form, a Juvenile Court Form that empowers child advocates to go directly to the juvenile court when a County fails to adequately investigate a suspected child abuse case and protect a child. Please help us spread the word and prevent tragic deaths of vulnerable children in California…

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L.A Times Article on the Death of Foster Child Anthony Avalos Highlights Advokids’ JV-210 Legal Tools Page

The Horrific Death of Anthony Avalos and the Many Missed Chances to Save Him

Please help us spread the word and prevent tragic deaths of vulnerable children in California
Advokids has been campaigning statewide since 2017 to bring attention to the JV-210 Form, a Juvenile Court Form that empowers child advocates to go directly to the juvenile court when a County fails to adequately investigate a suspected child abuse case and protect a child. Please help us spread the word and prevent tragic deaths of vulnerable children in California…More

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Advokids Fights to Repeal L.A. Local Rule Limiting Caregiver’s Right to Appear at Court

Advokids and attorneys Deborah Dentler and Robert Jacobs met with former presiding Judge Levanas over several months in 2018 and successfully challenged the language of L.A Local Court Rule 7.13 which failed to meet state and federal requirements. Thanks to the efforts of Advokids, Ms. Dentler, and Mr. Jacobs, L.A Rule 7.13 was repealed on July 1st, 2019!

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Psychology Internship

Job Title: Psychology Intern Compensation: Unpaid Internship Length: 1 semester Hours Per Week: 12-16 Population: Foster children and children at risk of entering foster care Focus: Preventing and mitigating trauma for young children in foster care Setting: Advokids’ office   Description: Advokids is a nonprofit organization in Corte Madera, CA providing legal guidance and support…

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Eli

Rebecca and John received baby Eli into their foster home when he was three months old. He was born drug and alcohol exposed and was far behind healthy infant developmental milestones. Over the next twelve months his foster parents, a team of specialized health professionals, and occupational therapists worked tirelessly to give Eli the care and support he needed to overcome his deficits and grow into a thriving healthy baby. After thirteen consecutive…

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Andrew

Andrew came into foster care at birth and was placed in a foster-to adopt home with Alicia and her husband. Andrew was 11 months old and thriving in their care when Alicia was told that Andrew was to be moved to a distant cousin whom he had never met. When Alicia called Advokids, visits had begun with the cousin and Alicia and Andrew’s pediatrician were very concerned about Andrew and the behavioral and health stress signals that Andrew was exhibiting after visits, including asthma attacks.
Advokids’ hotline staff helped Alicia petition the juvenile court; reached out to our pro bono panel…

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Fear less, AB 12 is here!

I emancipated out of the foster care system back in 2009, before AB 12 was passed in California. As a teenager, I feared high school graduation. Not because I wasn’t going to graduate, but because I knew that shortly after graduation I would emancipate out of foster care. Although the foster care system had…

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