NACC & Partners Deliver Sign-on Letter to Congress Showing Broad Support for Legal Counsel

On October 25, 2021 NACC and partners delivered a letter to Congress endorsing access to legal counsel for children and parents in child welfare proceedings through Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) reauthorization. Signed by over 750 individuals and organizations, the letter encompasses widespread support from nearly every corner of the child welfare field, including foster youth-led organizations, judges, community service providers, civil rights groups, district attorneys, education advocates, immigrant rights groups, tribal law organizations, philanthropic entities, local and state agencies, and more.

There is still time to add your or your organization’s support for legal counsel for children and parents in the child welfare system. CAPTA reauthorization is a key opportunity to ensure right to counsel through federal legislation, so please sign on here.