The Legal Eagles Guide for Children’s Advocacy Centers, Part IV: Soaring Higher for Children and Families
Published in 2014
This is a forth edition collection of Legal Letters written by Attorney Andrew Agatston to Children’s Advocacy Centers, and those affiliated with CACs – the executive directors, the forensic interviewers, the forensic evaluators, the child and family advocates, the counselors, the medical professionals, and the detectives who investigate the alleged crimes.
When Andrew was on the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia Board of Directors, he noticed that many of the Children’s Advocacy Centers in Georgia did not have qualified legal counsel to assist them in their legal needs related to legal cases which involved them. Upon further research, Andrew found that many Children’s Advocacy Centers across the United States were in the same situation. So in 2008, he began researching legal cases that impacted CACs, and provided written summaries of those cases to CAC professionals in Georgia. Pretty soon, CAC professionals in other states found out about the free service, and requested to be added to the list. Now, there are 900 professionals affiliated with Children’s Advocacy Centers who are on Andrew’s listserv across the country.
The articles written and sent to CAC professionals and those affiliated with CACs make up a collection of four books:
1. 2009 book, The Legal Eagles of Children’s Advocacy Centers: A Lawyer’s Guide to Soaring in the Courtroom; https://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0057193049/The-Legal-Eagles-of-Childrens-Advocacy-Centers.aspx
2. 2010 book, The Legal Eagles Guide for Children’s Advocacy Centers, Part II: Soaring Confidently in the Courtroom; https://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0071853049/The-Legal-Eagles-Guide-for-Childrens-Advocacy-Centers-Part-II.aspx
3. 2012 book, The Legal Eagles Guide for Children’s Advocacy Centers, Part III: Soaring for Advocacy and Justice; https://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0090563050/THE-LEGAL-EAGLES-GUIDE-FOR-CHILDRENS-ADVOCACY-CENTERS-PART-III.aspx
4. 2014 book, The Legal Eagles Guide for Children’s Advocacy Centers, Part IV: Soaring Higher for Children and Families; https://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0144663050/THE-LEGAL-EAGLES-GUIDE-FOR-CHILDRENS-ADVOCACY-CENTERS-PART-IV.aspx
Today, Andrew continues to send out Legal Letters to his "Legal Eagles." He also is a frequent trainer at the state, regional and national levels. CACs and their statewide organizations can contact Andrew at [email protected] to schedule trainings, or inquire about the "Legal List" listserv.
“There is no one in the United States that knows more about the legal issues that impact our Children’s Advocacy Centers, as well as the best way to represent the legal interests of CACs, so that we can continue to serve the children and families in our communities. This fourth Legal Eagles book is another amazing resource for all of us who work in and with children’s advocacy centers.” -- Jinger Robins, MA, Executive Director, SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center, Marietta, Georgia