KidsVoice is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit legal agency that provides a voice of hope, a voice for rights, and a voice of experience for abused, neglected, and at-risk children. Whenever a child has an open dependency case in Allegheny County Juvenile Court, KidsVoice is appointed to legally represent that child. If you want to learn more about what it means for a child to be in the care system, you can read 5 Misconceptions About the Foster Care System.
KidsVoice is recognized as a national model for multidisciplinary child advocacy. Each child we represent works with an attorney and a social service professional who customize their advocacy and support to the unique and specific needs of the child.
Our holistic approach to advocacy goes beyond the courtroom. We help clients get the health, educational, and social services they need. We continue to work with clients through age 24—several years after they have aged out of the foster care system—to help them remove roadblocks to housing, health, and employment, so they can live independently as adults.
Safety is our number one priority. The children we work with come from situations of abuse, neglect, and food insecurity. Our goal is to find them long-term homes that will allow them to feel safe and secure.
Beyond the traditional child welfare and juvenile court arenas, KidsVoice advocates for clients in educational, medical, mental health, and social security matters, among many others.
We stay with our clients through age 24, several years after they age out of foster care, and provide a safety net for Transition Age Youth as they seek employment, housing, and independence.
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