Lawyers for Children America, Inc.

aka LFCA   |   Hartford, CT   |  www.lawyersforchildrenamerica.org

Mission

Lawyers for Children America, Inc. is a lead child advocacy organization protecting the rights of children who are victims of abuse, abandonment and neglect by providing quality pro bono legal representation and collaborating for systemic change to improve the lives of children.

Goals & Objectives:

LFCA’s goals include:

·         to implement mental health and other services that will positively impact children and youth who are the victims of abuse and neglect;

·         to ensure permanent placement of these children in a loving, nurturing environment;

·         to increase pro bono efforts on behalf of children and families by establishing institutional commitment on the part of major law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, state and local bar associations and universities;

·         to apprise lawyers across the country of the deficits within the juvenile justice and child protection systems;

·         to improve the child welfare system in coordination with other national and local organizations;

·         and to increase public awareness of issues related to youth mental health and violence.

Ruling year info

1995

Principal Officer

Ms. Priscilla Pappadia

Main address

151 Farmington Avenue, RW61

Hartford, CT 06156

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EIN

06-1412355

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Law Program

How LFCA advocacy works for the children...Lawyers for Children America's program is marked by the quality time, individual attention and hands-on care that LFCA attorneys give to their child clients. LFCA's partnerships with such national institutions as the Yale Child Study Center and National Center for Children Exposed to Violence enables the program to promote a multidisciplinary approach to the representation of children to ensure that their medical, psychological and educational needs, as well as legal issues, are holistically addressed.

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Lawyers for Children America, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/27/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

James Armstrong

not applicable

William T. Coleman

O'Melveny & Myers

Steven Marans

Yale Child Study Center

Michael Helfer

Citigroup

Anastasia Kelly

DLA Piper

Zoe Baird

Frank Mankiewicz

Hill & Knowlton Worldwide

Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore

Honorable Judge

Vanessa Sciarra

Holland & Knight

Richard Harris

Day Pitney

James Armstrong

Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP

Susan Adams

Cigna

Thomas Glick

Center for Conflict Resolution

Sarah Greenblatt

Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative

Paul Guggina

United Technologies Corporation

Adam Haimo

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod

Amanda Kay Jester

McDermott Will & Emery

Daniel Leyton

Kravitz Talamo & Leyton

Joey Lee Miranda

Robinson & Cole

Marla Persky

Boehringer Ingelheim

Elicia Spearman

Aetna