Children’s Advocacy Resource Center Kansas Legal Services, Inc

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712 S Kansas Avenue, Suite 201
Topeka, KS 66603 (m)
Phone: (785) 354-8531
Toll Free: (800) 723-6953
Fax: (785) 233-2096

Marilyn Harp, Executive Director
Kellie Hogan, Project Director
Kerrie Lonard, Attorney
Janice Watkins, Paralegal and Outreach Education

Mission Statement: To promote permanency for children involved in Child-In-Need-of-Care (CINC) cases, advocate for Kansas foster care youth, and provide legal education and support.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday


  • Guardian Ad Litem Support Center: Offers specialized services for Guardians Ad Litem, such as training, research, sample pleadings, litigation support, and GAL referred representation
  • Foster Care Helpline: Provides legal advice, representation and referral services to foster care children, their foster care families and those involved with the Child in Need of Care (CINC) system

Eligibility: Open to children involved in foster care and other interested parties involved with children’s cases

How to Apply: Call toll free (877) 298-2674 or (785) 234-8345 in the Topeka area

Fees: None

Funding:  Office of Judicial Administration