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The Child Advocacy Clinic aims to provide free legal advice and representation to current and former foster youth who reside in the DFW area. Our services include: 

  • Name changes
  • Correcting/applying for identification documents (social security card, driver’s license, state ID, birth certificate)
  • Sealing juvenile and adult records
  • Misdemeanor C cases (traffic tickets, etc.)
  • Family law issues (custody, visitation, child support)
  • Access to siblings who are still in care
  • Immigration issues
  • Education advocacy
  • Disability SSI benefits
  • Housing (evictions)
  • Getting copies of your CPS records

If you are a current or former foster youth in need of assistance, please fill out the application and a staff member will get in touch with you. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to represent you or completely resolve your legal issues. However, our intake service is completely free and we may be able to offer some legal advice on how to proceed. If you need a lawyer and we cannot represent you, we will try to find an attorney to take your case pro bono.