Our Mission

We are volunteers championing for children who are abused, neglected, and in need of legal services.

Almost every single day in Oklahoma County, a child is removed from their home due to neglect or abuse. The county then holds an Emergency Show Cause hearing, where state agencies, lawyers, and a judge wrestle with the facts to determine where the child goes next.

It can be a confusing and scary time for a child. Fortunately, an Oklahoma Lawyers for Children volunteer attorney is there to represent the child at every single one of these hearings. As a child's case proceeds, our attorneys continue to defend the child until they reach an outcome that ensures their safety, health, and well-being.

Outside of the courtroom, we support Oklahoma County children in foster care or shelters by coordinating foster home reassessments, hosting an annual free tennis clinic and outdoor picnic, and-in the coming months-by organizing a mentorship program for foster kids nearing adulthood.

We yearn for the day when no Oklahoma County child is abused or neglected. But until that day, Oklahoma Lawyers for Children will fight for the well-being of our most precious citizens. Will you join us?

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