Gen Justice changes laws that change lives. Your support is creating a lifeline for abandoned, abused and trafficked children across America.
THEY CAN'T FIGHT ABUSE. BUT WE CAN.
CHILDREN'S LAW CLINIC
Our pro bono Children’s Law Clinic helps individual children and families in their court cases, providing emergency legal assistance to children across the country.
PUBLIC LAWS & POLICY
We work in our home state of Arizona to implement nonpartisan reforms, then share our work nationwide, helping local communities tailor reform to their needs.
People who hurt children have a constitutional right to counsel, public hearings, and a speedy trial. Yet children do not.
NEW BEGINNINGS START HERE
Real kids. Real help. Real impact. Here are some of the children who are now in safe, healthy, loving families because of Gen Justice.
*Details modified to protect the child’s identity.
At two months old, Stan’s parents beat him so severely, he was left with permanent brain damage. The court terminated parental rights and, after a search for relatives failed, placed Stan with a foster family. But Stan had no attorney to ensure his speedy exit from care. Gen Justice pleaded his case and expedited his adoption to the loving family that nursed him to health.
The Perez brothers were born addicted to meth, and their mom was unable to care for them. Years later, the children were still in foster care, but separated. Gen Justice successfully reunified the brothers and facilitated their adoption to family.
A loving aunt asked Gen Justice for emergency help when she discovered that her young niece was being sexually trafficked by her father. We were able to ensure the child’s safety and facilitate her adoption to her aunt.
CHANGING LAWS TO CHANGE LIVES
Family Search and Stability Act
Requires child protection agencies to search for a child’s relatives within 30 days from the time the child comes into foster care.
Attorneys for Abused Children
Children with legal representation exit foster care and achieve permanency up to 3.5 times faster.
America's Missing Foster Children
20,000 children go missing from the child protection system every year. Many of these children are never found by law enforcement, but they are found by sex traffickers and predators.
GIFTS THAT GIVE
Here are just a few examples of how your gift supports abused children:
One criminal background check to ensure a child‘s safe placement
One national search to find a child‘s relatives
Travel cost to pass protective reforms in other states