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Meet True North Child Advocates

John, Jim and Angela have been working together to improve representation since 2005. John and Jim created an office in Palm Beach County that dramatically reduced the time children spent in foster care, and have continued to achieve those outcomes for kids for almost 20 years. Angela also represented children in court, but has spent most of her career working at the state level to improve legal representation of children in Florida and Georgia. Together, they are promoting a model of representation that can be shared with others – True North Advocacy.


Angela Orkin

Angela has been working in the child advocacy field for over 18 years. She first worked at Kids' Voice in Pittsburgh representing kids in dependency...

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Jim Walsh

Jim  has been representing foster children for over 20 years and is a co-creator of the Foster Children's Project, a recipient of the Congressional...

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John Walsh

John has spoken and written on foster children's rights nationally and was featured in the book "Democracy's Local Heroes"...

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