Children’s Attorneys Project
Learn more about the Children’s Attorneys Project (CAP) and our work in education by clicking here to view our Year-End Program Report for 2021.
Legal Aid Center attorneys provide counsel, advice, and representation to abused and neglected children who have never before had representation. These attorneys serve as the child's voice before the court and community allowing the children to take an active role (and responsibility) in their own destiny. The Children's Attorneys Project was formed in 1999 from a task force of County Commissioners, Clark County District Court, social workers, attorneys, family law judges, and state children's rights workers. The fundamental goal was to create a method for abused and neglected children who are in foster care placement, in institutions, or wards of the state to have a voice in court and speak out for their destinies.
CAP celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2019. That same year, the program was honored to receive the inaugural award for Outstanding Children’s Law Office from the National Association of Counsel for Children. The CAP team not only represents youth in Clark County’s foster care system, they also advocate for the clients’ special education and behavioral/mental and medical health needs to ensure the children’s rights are enforced.
If you want to volunteer to represent a child, our team will help you learn how. Go to www.lacsn.org/volunteer.