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Right to Counsel

The Right to Counsel Report Card series, published with the Children’s Advocacy Institute and University of San Diego, has 4 editions evaluating state laws authorizing the right to counsel for abused and neglected children.  The ABA Model Act is consistent with the recommendations in the Right to Counsel Report Card report.

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Upcoming Report  Early 2023 - Do states ensure that abused children have counsel? First Star Institute analyzed the statutory roles and functions of attorneys for abused children as well as the use of lay volunteers by courts. Notably these roles encompass differing responsibilities to the child and to the court. 

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