No matter what amount you’re able to give, every donation makes a difference! Thanks to you, Gen Justice can continue to provide abused children with legal counsel and mend our broken child protection system to prevent future injustice.
Every dollar makes a difference
All of our funding comes from generous individuals like you. Your donation counts and will help Gen Justice protect children who are born addicted to drugs, abandoned, and sexually abused and assaulted.
How far can your donation go?
Because Gen Justice freely shares our research, legal pleadings and blueprints for better laws, we’re protecting children coast to coast. Every child helped through Gen Justice means relatives, foster families, social workers, CASAs and other caretakers can use that knowledge to help children in their local communities.
No child is turned away
Thanks to donors like you, no child is ever turned away from our clinic because of resources. Your support means we can focus on what matters most — protecting children regardless of how many need help.
You get a tax credit for your donation
While giving makes you feel great, it’ll also help lower that tax bill! (Get the facts about your tax-deductible donation and, if you live in Arizona, see how you can receive a tax credit for your donation up to $1,000.)
Your donation directly helps children
Shamrock Foods provides for our headquarters and office space so your donation can directly help children. We steward your gift efficiently and transparently. Guidestar has awarded Gen Justice with its Platinum Seal of Transparency every year since inception.
Gifts that Give
Help children with what they need, when they need it. Your donation could help cover the cost of a meal or desperately needed representation in the courtroom when these children face their abusers, separation from siblings, and distance from friends and loved ones. Here are just a few examples of how your gift could be used to support abused children:
- $30 - A meal or toy for a child during court.
Small items can comfort a child during court proceedings.
- $57 - Gas for a lawyer to reach a rural courtroom.
Your gift can fill a gas tank to get our volunteers to and from distant parts of the state.
- $100 - One criminal background check to ensure a child's safe placement.
Too often child protection agencies place children in dangerous homes. Your gift can help prevent a child from being revictimized.
- $250 - A new name and social security number to keep a child safe.
Many abandoned and abused children need to change their identities for their own protection. Your gift can facilitate a fresh start.
- $500 - One national search to find a child’s relatives.
When a child enters the protective custody of the state, a national search should be conducted to find extended family members. These searches are often conducted years into proceedings or not at all, leaving children without family.
- $1,000 - Travel cost for one expert witness to appear in court to testify for a child.
National experts on regularly donate their time to testify in our cases. Your support can offset the travel costs incurred to travel and stay, sometimes over several days, during hearings and trials.
- $2,500 - One grassroots training on the rights of children in state care.
Our grassroots trainings give relatives and caretakers, social workers, teachers or caring adults caretakers knowledge of the laws and can sometimes eliminate the need for an attorney.
Our Child Safety Bill added laws that allow children to be adopted by the families that have cared for and loved them since birth.
Gen Justice attorneys ensure that children’s rights are front and center before the courts and that government actors follow the laws.
Gen Justice provides free legal trainings for families, CASAs, social workers and agencies about the rights of children in state care.