Pegasus supports family reunification when appropriate. The main aim is to ensure the voices of children and youth are not only heard, but respected and taken into account.
Pegasus works as Guardian ad Litems (GALs) – children’s attorneys who represent the best interests of the child – and youth attorneys for young people over age 14, in the 2nd Judicial District and the specialized ICWA court.
Pegasus was a part of the leadership team that developed the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) court, an entity that respects the filial and tribal bonds that have historically been disregarded or misunderstood in child welfare proceedings. The court aims to protect tribal sovereignty, the child’s bonds to their heritage, and to ensure states comply with the law.
Pegasus partners with the ICWA court to help support, protect, and actualize the rights of Native children and youth. Pegasus provides no cost, full representation for these children when it is appropriate.
GALs and youth attorneys are appointed by the Office of Family Representation and Advocacy. We cannot enter to a case on our own.