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Formerly known as “Law Guardians”, attorneys for the child are assigned by the Family Court to represent children in the following types of proceedings:

Abuse or Neglect
Custody and Visitation
Juvenile Delinquency
Foster Care proceedings
Termination of Parental Rights
Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS)

    The agency has a dedicated staff of seven attorneys and three social workers who meet with our clients and advocate for their position in court.
    We represent the needs of each child after consulting with him/her to explain their legal situation and determine their needs and wishes.  If the child is very young or lacks the capacity to understand their legal situation, we advocate for the best interest of the child based upon all of the facts and circumstances.  This service is free of charge, but is by court appointment only.

213 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 1002, Goshen, New York 10924    TELEPHONE:  845-291-2670   FAX:  845-291-2679

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