Children and Teens

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  • Advocacy and public policy to protect legal, civil, and educational rights of children, especially children with disabilities, children of color, and children living in poverty.
  • Legal advocacy organization dedicated to protecting children and their rights.  No direct assistance provided, but referrals and information are available. Additionally, provides technical assistance to attorneys who are representing children.
  • Hotline is staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week (in 140 different languages) with professional counselors who provide crisis support and referrals to victims of abuse and caregivers. Referral network across the US, Canada, Virgin Islands, PR, and Guam.
  • Research and policy organization that promotes strategies to help children in poverty by access to educational, support, and health services. Affiliated with Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.
  • An association of non-profit agencies across the country that offer support to abused or neglected children and their parents. The website has in-depth information, research, and statistics.
  • Deals with child abuse issues. Helpline provides legal assistance, referrals, public policy monitoring, technical assistance to protective parties, referrals, courtwatch information and public education. Focuses especially in cases where justice system response has fallen short.
  • Non-profit network of advocacy centers providing prevention, intervention, and treatment services to physically and sexually abused children and their families within a child-focused team approach.
  • Information, resources, referrals on child abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse, and other family violence issues.
  • Focuses on prevention of sexual abuse of children. Provides adults and communities with tools they can use to prevent sexual abuse - before there’s a victim to heal or an offender to punish. Network of community-based programs help adults who are worried about their own behavior, or that of others. Confidential helpline provides support, information and resources that enable individuals and families to keep children safe and to create healthier communities.
  • Break the Cycle provides education, programs, and other resources to help teens and young people recognize and end dating violence and violent relationships.
  • Children of the Night is a privately funded non-profit organization dedicated to assisting children between the ages of 11 through 17 who are sexually abused and forced into prostitution. When children call the national CN hotline, a trained counselor is ready to assist. Organization provides support, educational services, shelter, and other help.
  • The Girls’ Justice Initiative is a national coalition of organizations dedicated to ensuring equality and fairness for girls in the juvenile justice system.


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