EVERY CHILD SAFE

“Gen Justice is playing a leading role in the essential task of improving the nation’s laws to serve children’s vital interests."


– Professor Elizabeth Bartholet, Harvard Law School

Every year, more than 250,000 abused and abandoned children enter the child protection system for safety, where sadly, many of them still suffer from neglect, hunger, abuse, and worse. Every day, Gen Justice fights for their right to live. Our model reforms have ensured that missing foster children will be searched for like all other missing children, expanded safe haven laws to allow mothers in crisis to leave their newborn in safe hands, given abused foster children the right to an attorney, and more.

MODEL LAWS


AMERICA'S MISSING FOSTER CHILDREN:

20,000 children go missing from foster care each year.

Often, no one goes looking for them. Our model reforms include mandatory immediate reporting for missing children, new photo identification tools for law enforcement, education for foster kids about child predators, and stronger penalties for adults in a position of trust who abuse children.

Identification Bill

Mandatory Reporting Bill

 

EXPANDED SAFE HAVEN LAWS

Gen Justice worked with allies and lawmakers to expand Arizona’s Safe-Haven law from 72 hours to 30 days. This life-saving measure lets mothers-in-crisis turn to fire stations, churches, and hospitals to leave their newborn in safe hands.

Safe Haven Bill

ATTORNEYS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed Gen Justice’s unanimously approved reform giving every abused foster child an attorney.

Fact Sheet

Attorneys for Abused Children Bill

GEN JUSTICE INSIGHTS


Gen Justice: A “Guardian Angel” for Foster Kids

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Foster Care Children are Easy Prey for Predators: They Disappear Without a Real Search

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Disappearing & Dying: Why 20,000 Kids Disappear from Foster Care Every Year & How to End the Crisis
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Arizona Foster Care Safety Bill Protects Drug-Exposed Infants and the Best Interests of Children
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33 Reforms to Help Kids in Foster Care During the Pandemic and After

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How Can Social Services Lose 18,000 Children – and Not Look for Them

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