Child Justice receives requests from protective parents in a variety of ways including via phone calls, emails, Facebook or other social media.
Our cases are limited to the State of Maryland since our funding is provided by the Victims of Crime Act through the Maryland Governor's Office on Crime Control and Prevention. We reconize the need for legal services is an enormous unmet need in cases of child abuse and domestic violence where custody and access are at issue. Our hope is that more organizations like Child Justice will be founded and that more family law attorneys and leading corporate law firms will take cases pro bono.
We interview the concerned parent and, if indicated, we may follow up with Preliminary Questions that help us understand their concerns and whether we may be able to help.
If this preliminary review is positive, we then send our Intake Form to be filled out in its
entirety, notarized, and sent back to us with the supporting documentation as well as the current custody/access order and any recent motions or pleadings.
We will have a number of phone conversations and meet in person if possible so that our review is thorough and we can flag any potential problems ahead of time.
After reviewing the Intake Form and the supporting documents, we will decide whether to accept the case or not. If accepted, we write a Case Summary describing the who, what, when, where and how of the case, and in particular, detailing any compelling
documentation or evidence of abuse, the case's legal posture, and potentially interesting
If we decide to accept the case and provide free legal services to the protective parent, we will have the parent sign a Letter of Engagement with Child Justice which details the parameters of our representation.
In some cases, we may reach out to larger Metro Washington DC Law Firms and share the redacted Case Summary. Law firms have their own process of review, assessment
and acceptance. If the case is accepted, the client will receive and sign a Letter of Engagement with the law firm.
Child Justice will stay in touch with the protective parent over the course of the litigation and will accompany the protective parent to court whenever possible.
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