For a number of years, I’ve been on the Board of Directors of Justice for Children, a “shoestring” supported charity that provides legal representation and therapy for abused children. It’s the most efficient charity I’ve ever heard of, handling whole cases for just $200. I am quite sure that the volunteer lawyers that do the work must be giving more than their time, since the one lawsuit I was involved in had well over a thousand dollars in copying charges!
Abused children can be “trapped” in a system that often cuts funding to Child Protective Services if children aren’t being reunited with their parents often enough. Sadly, some of those parents just shouldn’t be with their children even when “family values” put reunification at the top of the priority list.
If you ever attended a Family Court session where abuse allegations are flying, you’d be surprised, as I was, that there are lawyers for each of the parents, for the State, but too often not for the child.
A technology firm has offered to develop a free social networking fundraising arm for one charity. All you need to do to help JFC become the chosen charity is to click on this link and vote. No money, no e-mail, just a vote.
If JFC could just get a few bucks from a lot of contributors, we can keep this effort going. If you’re feeling a little flush, you can also contribute or even sponsor a table at our annual fundraiser.
Thanks in advance.