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The Advocacy Program

Advocates are appointed by our District Court Judges to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court and other settings.  The primary responsibilities of an advocate are to:

**Gather information:  Review documents and records, Visit the children, Speak with family members and professionals in their lives.
**Document findings
**Appear in court; Advocate for the child’s best interests and provide testimony when necessary.
**Attend MDT (Multidisciplinary Team) meetings when necessary.
**Recommend services
**Monitor case plans and court orders
**Keep the court informed
**Get to know the child they are advocating for in order to do what is in their best interest.

Our Impact This Year

  • Individuals Served by the Visitation Center

    2,750

  • Hours of Supervised Visitation

    1,063

  • Number of Supervised Exchanges

    654

  • Children Served by Advocates

    155

  • Children Waiting for an Advocate

    130

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