Throughout America, families at risk of separation lack legal resources to mount adequate defenses against abuse or neglect charges even when they are innocent. We work to provide excellent legal representation and advocacy on behalf of children and families in the child welfare system.

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The Family Defense Center is the first of its kind: a legal advocacy organization that provides high-level systemic advocacy and grassroots activities for families treated unfairly by state child protection agencies. The Family Defense Center defends children who can be safely raised in their own families and helps families preserve their right to raise their own children. The Family Defense Center is a member-supported organization, deriving most of its funding from individual contributions. Please consider making a contribution today to help protect children by defending families.