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TWENTY-TWO 911 CALLS DIDN'T SAVE HIS LIFE.

OUR CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM IS FAILING.

Abandoned, abused and broken. Unable to live safely at home, 437,283 American children are living in temporary foster homes. Without better laws, their futures are in jeopardy. 

 

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"Gen Justice is the gold standard for impact giving. It is a fierce advocate for our most vulnerable foster children, providing substantial and sustainable protections. Its success in protecting these children is truly unmatched."

– Carrie Tynan, Executive Director, Adolph Coors Foundation

Celebrating three years of helping children

It's time to fix this.
The statistics are alarming.
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20,000 children went missing from foster care last year. Read more
Source: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
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125,422 American children are waiting to be adopted.
Source: Children's Bureau
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Thousands of children die every year because of lax laws. Read more
Source: Reuters
CHANGING LAWS TO CHANGE LIVES

Fact Sheet: Family Search and Stability Act

The number of children in foster care is increasing. The goal of the Family Search and Stability Act is to place abandoned and abused children with caring relatives as soon as possible. Second, if relatives are not willing or able to take in the children, the Act seeks to minimize the number.

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Fact Sheet: Attorneys for Foster Children

The fundamental rights of children are at stake in abuse and neglect court proceedings
Dependency courts have the power to remove children from their homes, determine who
they live with, for how long, and decide whether they will ever see their families again.

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Amicus Brief

“The Fourteenth Amendment secures children’s interests in forming familial relationships. Consequently, the state bears a heavy burden to justify restrictions on children’s access to foster or adoptive parents…disagreement with Catholic teaching does not come close to meeting that burden. Any governmental action that reduces the availability of quality foster parents and families has dire consequences for children.”

Read full Amicus Brief
 

AWARD-WINNING ADVOCACY

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Adoption Excellence Award 2020

Darcy Olsen recognized for her impact helping waiting children get adopted
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Arizona Capitol Times Women Achievers of Arizona 2020

Darcy Olsen honored for adaptation, innovation and leadership during the pandemic
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Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute Angel in Adoption 2020

Darcy Olsen receives national honor for her “extraordinary contribution on behalf of children in need of families.”

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Gregor G. Peterson Prize in Venture Philanthropy

Gen Justice wins national philanthropy prize
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Arizona Capitol Times Women Achievers of Arizona Award
"Honored for her pioneering legal work on behalf of abused kids."

Rebecca Masterson, VP and Chief Counsel of Gen Justice

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Arizona Capitol Times Leader of the Year Award 

Darcy Olsen, Founder of Gen Justice

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