FCF Board Member Gloria W. Fletcher: Florida’s foster children need representation
By Gloria W. Fletcher
10:24 a.m. EDT, June 2, 2012
If you are a child in dependency court in Florida, the numbers are stacked against you. Only 8 percent of the 32,500 children who were placed in out-of-home care in fiscal year 2010-2011 had access to an attorney to represent them, according to Legal Representation of Dependent Children — A 2012 Report on Florida’s Patchwork System, a joint report from Florida’s Children First and the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Center on Children and Families.