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Foster/Advocates FREE Legal Srvc

FREE Legal Service "Advokids" Hotline (1.877.ADV4KID)

  • Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed for lunch daily from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Closed all major holidays

Protecting the right of every foster child in California to safety, security and a permanent home.

Provides Direct Legal Assistance, Support and Education to foster children and their advocates, including lawyers, CASA volunteers, FFAs, social workers, mental health providers, and foster and adoptive parents.

Child Welfare Legal Help Line

The only free telephone help line providing legal information and support for anyone concerned about a child in foster care in California.   Advokids provides callers with information and assistance with understanding and navigating the child welfare system and the juvenile court dependency system.


  • Attorney Consultative Services
  • Child Welfare Legal Resources Website
  • Welfare Legal Tools
  • Statewide Trainings and Conferences
  • Appellate and Amicus Project

Advokids’ staff attorneys and pro bono attorneys provide assistance in preparing appellate briefs and amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) briefs in selected cases where our legal staff has identified a question of law that is critical to protecting the health, safety or well-being of foster children in California. Appeals and amicus briefs provide important safeguards for children under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court and serve as powerful catalysts for systemic change.