Juvenile Law Center

January 24, 2018

Take Action Now: Tell Florida to Protect Foster Youth's Right to an Attorney!

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Tomorrow, Florida will consider a state Constitutional Amendment that would protect the rights of youth in foster care to have access to counsel. We need you to call today to support this move! Even if you don't live in Florida, your call will help youth in foster care in the state!


Say: "Please support Proposal 40 because all of Florida's foster children need their own lawyer." Click here for more talking points.

We believe children and youth should have the right to an attorney. Right to counsel ensures children's rights are protected and that their voices are heard in court proceedings with significant impact on young people's lives. We support the efforts of advocates in Florida to pass a Constitutional Amendment to secure this right to counsel in the state Constitution.

If you support this Amendment, call the Florida Constitution Revision Committee. Please help make these calls! You do not have to live in Florida to speak up and make a difference for youth in the child welfare system in Florida. Thank you!

Tags:Access to Counsel|Child Welfare and Foster Care

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