Homeless Youth Justice Program
(Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic)
The Clinic provides legal services to homeless youth with respect to a variety of legal issues, including family law, accessing education, dealing with domestic violence, accessing benefits, obtaining identification, and more. All clients the Clinic serves in this program are referred directly from Outreach, Inc., which guarantees they also have access to other vital social services.
Kids’ Voice of Indiana
127 E. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Telephone: (317) 558-2870
Children’s Law Center of Indiana (CLCI) Ext. 334
Safe Child Parenting Time Ext. 328
Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for Kids Ext. 351
General Information Ext. 100
100% Children’s Law
Does Use Volunteer Attorneys
Kids’ Voice of Indiana manages and oversees three key programs vital to child protection and law: Derelle Wtson-Duvall Children’s Law Center of Indiana, Bette J. Dick GAL for Kids, and supervised parent-child visitation. The Derelle Watson-Duvall Children’s Law Center of Indiana is a resource center for Indiana attorneys and other professionals. The primary objectives of the center are the training and education of professionals who serve children. The center does not provide direct legal representation for children or adults. The center promotes multidisciplinary excellence in children’s law by providing education and training, legal assistance and resources, and best practice and policy recommendations.
The Bette J. Dick GAL for Kids provides guardian ad litem (GAL) services for children using trained, supervised, represented community volunteers and pro bono attorneys. The program is appointed to represent and protect the best interest of the children by judicial officers of the Marion Superior Courts, civil division and probate division and the Marion Circuit Court, paternity division. Clients are referred from juvenile court, social service agencies, schools, health care professionals, other attorneys and clients themselves. The office does accept calls from the public seeking legal information. The program provides training for lay volunteers, and volunteer attorneys. Volunteer attorneys receive written materials and can attend training sessions, though it is not required. Volunteer attorneys who serve as GAL’s can also attend a free CLE seminar.