Mission: Fighting For a Better Childhood

ABC MissionA Better Childhood fights for children who are abused, neglected, and irreversibly damaged while dependent on child welfare systems. Our work challenges existing structures to improve the lives of children, whether they are in state custody or reliant on the state for protection.

We form powerful alliances with local law firms, community organizations, and child advocates who recognize that too many children are suffering needlessly and at public expense. Using the power of the courts, we develop new legal theories and apply and expand existing law to reform the various states’ foster care and other child welfare systems.

Then, we monitor the states’ responses to hold them accountable. We stay engaged until we produce results for children.

A Better Childhood is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit advocacy organization that uses the courts to reform dysfunctional child welfare systems around the country.