Child Advocates of Silicon Valley

Relevant Laws/Roles

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Children and young people in the foster care system exist in a network of complex laws and rules. There are multiple attorneys involved in any juvenile dependency case, social workers, judges, laws and rules that govern everyone in the system. Resources on the right should help orient you to the many competing and complimentary roles in the foster care system. 

Below are introductions to some of the organizations working within the child welfare system, to give you a sense of the kinds of research, events, and stories you can find in this space.

Key Child Welfare Organizations

Local Child Abuse Prevention Organizations/Departments


From Your CASA Training

Roles and Perspectives: Attorneys

Roles and Perspectives: DFCS and Social Workers