Child Justice

Organization Description

Child Justice provides support to children and their protective parents as they navigate the family court system. Child Justice attorneys represent non-offending, protective parents in family law cases where the child (or children) have been neglected or physically, sexually, or emotionally abused, or who may have experienced domestic abuse.

Child Justice provides a range of legal services, including, but not limited to:

  • Information and referral
  • Brief advice
  • Legal consultation and/or legal form assistance
  • Technical assistance to your attorney
  • Pro Bono placement with a private law firm
  • Limited scope representation
  • Full scope representation

Program Details

Child Justice

Program Description:

Child Justice, Inc., (Child Justice or CJI) provides a variety of legal services to protective parents who seek legal intervention to ensure the safety and well-being of their children. These services might include technical assistance to attorneys representing protective parents, amicus curiae support in appellate matters, pro bono placement with local law firms for unrepresented litigants and direct legal services. Direct legal services provided range from information and referral, brief advice, consultation or limited scope representation, civil and criminal case accompaniment, to full case representation in protective order and family law cases. In order to be considered for direct legal services from Child Justice, potential cases must be based in Maryland courts, and there must be supported claims of child abuse, child sexual abuse, and/or interpersonal violence. All legal services are provided free of charge.

Program Contact email:
Program Contact Phone: 240-559-7037
Online intake form URL:
Cost or fee (describe): Child Justice does not charge for legal services, but clients may need to pay for certain court costs, fees or litigation costs during the course of our representation.
Eligibility-income: While Child Justice does not have any strict income eligibility requirements at this time, they do assess an individual’s income as part of the intake process. Child Justice receives grant funding to provide legal services and will abide by any income eligibility requirements mandated by their funders.
Children (Child Custody, Support, Adoption): Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics, Limited representation, Full Representation
Domestic Violence: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics, Limited representation, Full Representation
Guardianship: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics, Limited representation, Full Representation
Housing - Landlord/Tenant: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics, Limited representation, Full Representation
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