Children & Youth Law

SDVLP works with caregivers and parents to facilitate the placement of at-risk children in the homes of loving relatives and family friends. We also assist children in foster care by advocating for their educational rights, providing opportunities for growth after they leave the foster care system. Additionally, SDVLP assists families with obtaining a predicate order for undocumented minors in Family or Probate Court, enabling them to seek permanent resident immigration status and providing long-term stability.
We help with:

  • Guardianship

  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for Undocumented Minors
  • Education Advocacy

Children & Youth Law

SDVLP works with caregivers and parents to facilitate the placement of at-risk children in the homes of loving relatives and family friends. We also assist children in foster care by advocating for their educational rights, providing opportunities for growth after they leave the foster care system. Additionally, SDVLP assists families with obtaining a predicate order for undocumented minors in Family or Probate Court, enabling them to seek permanent resident immigration status and providing long-term stability.
We help with:

  • Guardianship

  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for Undocumented Minors
  • Education Advocacy

Guardianship Program

The Guardianship Program assists relative and non-relative caretakers in obtaining legal guardianship of children.  The Guardianship Program also assists with objections to guardianship, requesting termination of a guardianship, seeking visitation orders, requesting to move outside of California, or addressing defects with filings.

*The Guardianship Legal Services Project is funded in part by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency.

Request Guardianship Legal Help

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for Undocumented Minors

SDVLP assists undocumented children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by a parent, and who are eligible for legal permanent residency under the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) provision of federal law.

Applicants for service should contact SDVLP at: (619) 235-5656, Ext. 141

Education Law Advocacy Program

This program offers legal representation to students who have cases in dependency court or whose parents are receiving voluntary CWS services, who have unmet special education needs, difficulty with enrollment, or who are facing school discipline proceedings.

Applicants for service should contact SDVLP at (619) 235-5656, Ext. 123

*The Education Law Advocacy Program is funded in part by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency.