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Serving the Unrepresented – Legal Advocacy

Legal Representation for Foster Children

Thrust into the throes of adulthood with little support to fall back on, it is easy to misstep along the way to self-sufficiency. Youth who age out of foster care are like all youth, but sometimes need help as they're unwinding the consequences of uninformed or poor choices. FosterAdopt Connect’s legal advocacy team connects current or former foster youth with attorney representation to aid with minor legal issues, which then frequently become barriers to living a healthy and fulfilling life.

Removing Legal Roadblocks

The legal advocacy team provides representation in the areas of:

  • Traffic violations
  • Landlord/tenant concerns
  • Other minor criminal infractions

Because current and many former foster children do not have the personal resources or supportive parents to help get them out of trouble, the legal advocacy support is essential. Community members can donate or volunteer skilled time to support our young clients.

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Why is Legal Advocacy Important?

After accumulating multiple traffic violations and losing her driver’s license, a young lady who had been in foster care graduated with an EMT certification, but found these traffic concerns a barrier to beginning her training as a firefighter. After finding support from the legal advocacy team, the young EMT had her license reinstated and was able to begin her training. Her traffic tickets were also waived and she is now one step closer to her dream of completing college and becoming a hand surgeon!

Make a Donation

Your generous gift helps extend the reach and success of youth support.

We Need Volunteers!

Our legal advocacy services are provided to foster youth with the help of professionals that are willing to volunteer their time.