Day: August 2, 2012

For the Children

There are more than 500,000 children in foster care in the United States and nearly 30,000 young people “age out” of the foster care system each year.  Aging out increases the risk of poverty, unemployment, poor education, early pregnancy, substance abuse, and future incarceration, but there is hope.  Pro bono attorneys can help these young adults in securing education, employment, safe housing, healthcare, and financial stability in a variety of ways. Here are a few inspiring examples, among many, of pro bono work to help youth aging out of foster care: Greenberg Traurig† provides pro bono legal representation to children

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