Children's Rights

To empower low-income children and to meet their wide range of needs in civil matters, the project's multidisciplinary staff provides free legal and other advocacy services. Read More

Contact Information

To inquire about eligibility for legal services, please call:

  • 213-385-2977, x 500 

Calls are received on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays only. 

Please note that the Children's Rights Project does NOT assist with family law matters including child support, visitation and custody between parents.

Learn more about guardianship

Thousands of children in California live with caregivers who are not their parents. Most often, those caregivers are the child’s relatives, friends or neighbors. Visit www.publiccounsel.org/guardianship to learn more about how we help.

  • Pro Per Guardianship Clinic Public Counsel's Skadden Arps Pro Per Guardianship Clinic assists with legal guardianship petitions for adults caring for children whose parents cannot or will not properly care for them. The clinic also assists with petitions for visitation and termination of guardianship.
  • Teen Legal Clinic (Roosevelt HIgh School) Located on Roosevelt High School campus, this clinic provides high school students assistance with legal problems and referrals to other services.