Florida's Children First

First Star: A Child’s Right to Counsel

This Report Card presents a survey of whether and how each state’s laws mandate effective legal representationfor maltreated children. Our survey and grades reflect state statutes or statewide rules. Where available, otherinformation about a state’s practices (which may deviate from the laws) is provided in “sidebar notes,” but thisinformation does not impact a state’s overall grade.

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Florida's Children First

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