Here are some links to organizations dedicated to helping and protecting Arizona's children:
2008 KIDS COUNT Data Book - This system contains state-level data for over 75 measures of child well-being, including all the measures regularly used in our popular KIDS COUNT Data Book. This easy-to-use, powerful online database allows you to generate custom reports for a geographic area (Profiles) or to compare geographic areas on a topic (Ranking, Maps, and Line Graphs).
AdoptUSKids.org - a national photo listing service for children awaiting adoption across the United States.
Annie E. Casey Foundation - Since 1948, the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) has worked to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families in the United States.
The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families.
Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents - a non-profit, statewide organization that serves families who adopt children and provide foster and kinship care.
Arizona Division of Children, Youth and Families (DES) - a human service organization dedicated to achieving safety, well-being and permanency for children, youth and families through leadership and the provision of quality services in partnership with communities.
Arizona Drug Endangered Children Program - The Meth & Kids Task Force was established in 2000 to address the problems associated with methamphetamine production in homes with children through a coordinated response by prosecutors, law enforcement, Child Protective Services (CPS) and medical personnel.
Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation - promote self-esteem and enrich the lives of Arizona's children in foster care by funding activities, education and other needs that provide them with quality experiences while they live through very difficult circumstances.
Center on Children and the Law - Improving children's lives through advances in law, justice, knowledge, practice, and public policy. A program of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. This site includes the Association's Standards of Practice for Lawyers Representing a Child.
Foster Care Alumni of America - a national, independent non-profit organization founded and led by alumni of the foster care system. FCAA is the only national organization that provides opportunities for alumni of foster care to join together and to use our experiences and power to effect positive change. We believe that lasting change happens when alumni have opportunities to connect with each other and with our allies - those people who share our mission - to advocate for better futures for people in and from foster care.
Foster Club - their mission is to provide foster children with a network that allows them to communicate with other other and provide them with education, motivation, and benefits that the foster care system does not usually provide.
LawForKids.org - America's first stand alone web site dedicated to teaching children about the law. The Site was created by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education with the specific goal of educating Arizona's youth, their parents, communities and schools to increase their knowledge about youth laws and to encourage law-abiding behavior.
National Adoption Day - a collective national effort to raise awareness of the 119,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families. For the last six years, National Adoption Day has made the dreams of thousands of children come true by working with courts, judges, attorneys, and advocates to finalize adoptions and find permanent, loving homes for children in foster care.