Defenders of Children

Helping children and families since 2008
With staff members doing this work since 1996

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Welcome to Defenders of Children

Partial funding courtesy of the Board of Visitors, Trends Charitable Fund, Child Abuse Prevention License Plate Grant, Arizona Community Foundation and AZ Republic/12 News "Season For Sharing" and generous private family foundations. Defenders receives no government funds and is totally dependent on donations from the public and our own self-sustaining efforts.

Defenders of Children is an Arizona nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization launched in January 2008 by a team of professional child advocates with 60 years combined experience. Defenders of Children does not directly represent children or family members in legal matters, but employs its resources to ensure that abused (or allegedly abused) children receive the protections and the rights to which they are entitled. Defenders of Children's services are free or offered at a reduced fee. However, Defenders of Children can only become involved after client families have already used public recourse such as Child Protective Services, and yet find their children are still at risk. Defenders of Children is funded by grants and donations.Partial funding courtesy of the Board of Visitors, Trends Charitable Fund, Child Abuse Prevention License Plate Grant, Arizona Community Foundation and AZ Republic/12 News "Season For Sharing," SRP Employee Boosters Association and generous private family foundations. Defenders receives no government funds and is totally dependent on donations from the public and our own self-sustaining efforts.

Mission Statement

To protect children and end the cycle of abuse in our society.

We do this by providing assistance on a case-by-case basis to abused (or allegedly abused) children where there is compelling evidence of ongoing abuse or denial of rights. Defenders works to ensure the safety of children and their rights to a healthy living environment. Further, Defenders of Children provides an educational outreach to adults and child welfare professionals most likely to intervene and ensure that child abuse will be prevented.

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Child Advocacy 101