Resource Letter:
For Judges and Attorneys Handling Child Protective Services Cases
February 4, 2022
New Resources: Attorney Ad Litem Coloring Book Now Available in Spanish and English; Eighth Edition of the “Aging Out” Guide
Please see the announcements below regarding two new publications.
Coloring Book: Sam and the Search for Spots - How Your Lawyer Can Help You
The Children’s Commission Legal Representation Committee’s coloring book to help children ages 6-12 understand the role of an attorney ad litem for a child and the attorney-client relationship is now available in Spanish. The goal of this publication is to facilitate discussion and understanding between children, caregivers, and attorneys about what differentiates an attorney ad litem from other people in the child’s case and how the attorney can help the child client.
This publication is available in two formats at the links below: to print on a personal device, and for commercial print.

In Spanish: 

In English: 

For assistance or inquiries about this publication, please contact the Children’s Commission at
New Edition of “A Guide for Those ‘Aging Out’ of Foster Care in Texas” Released
The Texas Foster Youth Justice Project recently published its 8th edition of A Guide for Those “Aging Out” of Foster Care in Texas. The Guide is written for youth experiencing the Texas foster care system to use as a resource when transitioning out of care. Topics include youth benefits, employment, housing, health insurance and Medicaid benefits, education, and obtaining identification documents. Online copies of the Guide are available at and free printed copies of the Guide are available for youth. To order a copy, email or click here.

The Texas Foster Youth Justice Project provides free legal services for current and former foster youth throughout Texas. For more information, please visit the Texas Foster Youth Justice Project website.
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