Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs Can Keep Children Out of Foster Care
By Sheila Pont, director of programming and
Linda Rio, Pro Bono Network's previous executive director
Prevention in the child welfare system aims to keep children out of foster care and avoid the consequences of separation and the trauma of child welfare proceedings. Legal aid and pro bono lawyers play a crucial role in stabilizing households, providing economic stability, securing housing, and more, preventing issues that may lead to child welfare agency involvement and foster care placement.
Our director of programming, Sheila Pont, and our previous executive director, Linda Rio co-authored an article about this earlier in the year, “Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs Can Keep Children Out of Foster Care”.
Read it HERE