Success Story

 

FYLaw’s services to Vulnerable Youth: A $6,700.00 achievement for one young person this month!

FYLaw remains committed to providing legal services for young people, 16-24 years old, who were ever involved with Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare, or Foster Care. 

Each of these efforts included the assistance of Capital University Law Students receiving practical experience through the Family & Youth Advocacy Center.

This month, for example:

  • We succeeded helping a 19 year-old college-bound woman vacate a year-old default decision.  Our success eliminated $6,700 in unfair debt that threatened to accrue interest while our client attended college, and then menace her once she finished school and began to earn an income.
  • We filed an objection to a step-parent adoption, which would terminate our client's parental rights, and which would also affect the child’s grandparents’ current visitation rights.

 

If you know of a young person with a history that includes Foster Care, Juvenile Court, or involvement with Child Welfare, and who needs help, then please contact us with any questions by sending an email to fylaw@law.capital.edu or calling us at (614) 236-6730.