The Children's Rights Society is a legal services agency for children in Orange County, New York. We represent approximately 4,000 children per year in the Orange County, New York Family Court. We handle a variety of matters including child abuse, neglect and foster care, custody and visitation, family offenses and orders of protection, juvenile delinquency, PINS, and guardianship. We represent all of our Family Court clients free of charge, without regard to income.
We represent an additional 200 children per year in education law issues. Families whose income is up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines qualify for this service.
Family Court matters can be stressful - for everyone in the family, especially the children. Sometimes the adults involved don't realize how traumatic legal problems can be for their kids. Unfortunately, the needs of the child can get lost in the shuffle. The Attorney for the Child listens, explains the law and procedures to the child, and appears in court to get the result the child feels is best for them.