Protecting children and families from abuse and violence.
Defenders of Children
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 Department of Child Safety, and yet ﬁnd their children are still at risk.
Child Advocacy 101
Defenders of Children’s publication, Child Advocacy 101, was released August 21, 2008 at a private luncheon at Vincent’s in Phoenix.
The book is a series of essays about child protection in America by some of the leading professionals in the field. There are 10 contribution chapters by six authors, all of whom discuss some of the major emerging social and legal concerns regarding abused children in today’s scattered and busy world.