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Helpful Links for Legal Information Regarding Child Abuse:

Legislation on Child Abuse
  • Arizona State Legislature: Provides an overview of the legislative process in Arizona. Use to track pending legislation, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up-to-date on current issues.

  • AUCD Legislative Affairs Information Center: Association of University Centers on Disabilities, a network of interdisciplinary Centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with disabilities, provides this Legislative Affairs InfoCenter.

  • Children's Action Alliance: Visit their legislative section to learn about child-related bills, hearings and information on legislation relevant to Arizona's children and families.

  • Congress.org: Site dedicated to giving you quick access to federal, state and local elected officials, bills and votes in Congress, action alerts and much more.

  • The National Conference of State Legislatures: Electronic information used by state legislators in crafting legislation.

  • THOMAS -- U.S. Congress on the Internet: National Legislative Updates.

Legal Information About Child Abuse
  • Arizona 2-1-1 Online: A doorway to thousands of health, human service and emergency response resources. Developed in partnership with government, tribal, non-profit and community groups, Arizona 2-1-1 Online is committed to providing all Arizonans access to information and resources to improve the quality of their lives.

  • The Arizona Center for Disability Law: Advocates for the legal rights of persons with disabilities to be free from abuse, neglect and discrimination and to have access to education, health care, and other services in order to maximize independence and achieve equality.

  • Arizona Crime Victims: Produced by the Arizona Department of Public Safety, describes services available to crime victims and their families. Also, describes the criminal justice system, victim rights and facts about crimes including child abuse.

  • CASA: The Arizona Court Appointed Special Advocate Program is comprised of the state office, county programs, and volunteers who serve abused and neglected children. County programs educate communities in order to recruit, maintain, and supervise qualified volunteers to advocate for children involved in juvenile court proceedings.

  • Governor of Arizona

  • Justice For Children-AZ: A national nonprofit agency providing advocacy and legal services to child victims of documented abuse and to their protective family members when traditional avenues of protection fail to ensure safety. Arizona chapter headquartered in Phoenix.

  • University of Arizona Child Advocacy Clinic: In the Clinic, law students develop legal skills and gain insight into law practice by representing children in child protective proceedings before the Pima County Juvenile Court.
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