Legal Help

Targeted Interventions

Prenatal and Postpartum Access to Legal Services

Our integrated care teams work to keep children safe with their families instead of being separated from their families’ offering participants onsite access to the Maricopa County Public Defense Legal Clinic. Services include high-quality legal representation by attorney Kristen Foster to engage at-risk parents in pre-dependency legal advocacy work. Allowing mothers to parent their babies is a powerful motivator that increases engagement and retention in services. With the help of the attorney and social worker, parents can achieve the best possible outcomes for their families, including reunification, prevention of removal, and reduced risks of maternal overdose.