Support the Florida Dependency Law Center

The Florida Dependency Law Center is a project of Florida’s Children First in partnership with Florida Justice Technology Center. Your tax deductible donation to these organizations will help us grow this resource.

Donate to Florida's Children First

FCF's Mission: Florida’s Children First, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the rights of at-risk children and youth; the organization seeks full representation of children and youth and meaningful and sustainable improvement in Florida’s child-serving systems using a range of strategies including public policy development, on-going training and technical assistance, and where necessary, strategic litigation.

FJTC's Mission: The Florida Justice Technology Center (FJTC) is a new statewide nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to justice through the innovative use of technology.

FCF develops, manages, and maintains FDLC.



The Current System

Florida does not routinely provide counsel for children in dependency proceedings and volunteer counsel have little access to funding for research, analysis, and seeking expert witnesses.  Attorneys for the parents, the State and the Guardian Ad Litem also have severe budget limitations that may hinder case preparation


The Unique Value of the Florida Dependency Law Center

The Florida Dependency Law Center (FDLC) provides Florida judges and attorneys with access to legal, medical, and psychological information at one easy-to-use site. FDLC's communication tools enable registered judges and attorneys to question their peers on specific issues and share information, including analysis, case strategies, and knowledge about expert witnesses. The Pro Bono Network facilitates matching of needy clients with willing counsel. Click here to view testimonials.

How You Can Help

Florida’s children and families deserve to have the highest quality legal services available. With your help, FDLC can continue to offer new services and research to judges and attorneys and apprise them of new statutes and case law that will affect children across Florida. With your help, FDLC can help ensure that the legal system, that is supposed to protect abused and neglected children, does not cause them further harm.

FDLC depends wholly upon private funding and grants. To make a financial contribution, please complete the form below. Donations to Florida’s Children First are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Donors will receive an acknowledgement for tax purposes.

If you would like to volunteer your time or services or donate office equipment or supplies, please call us at 954-796-0860.


Brought to you by Florida's Children First in partnership with Florida Loves Children.
Florida Dependency Law Center is the Child Protection Connection for Florida. Learn more.