CTLN Opinion+ Martha Stone on Providing Resources for Children
CT Latino News
March 26, 2021
“One-stop shop” is how Martha Stone intended the Center for Children’s Advocacy to run. Stone, a civil rights attorney and CCA executive director, started the organization with the intent of providing legal resources for children, a voice that is either overlooked or politicized. Her organization provides advocacy in education, health, immigration among other things.
CCA combines three advocacy strategies: individual legal representation; legal rights training for youth, parents, and professionals; and advocacy for system reforms. Organizations like CCA provide services where the systems in place fail.
During the pandemic, CCA saw the biggest disparity in education to communities of lower-income.