Crossroads For Florida Kids, Inc. is a nonprofit organization created to promote and facilitate pro bono legal representation of children in dependency and delinquency proceedings.
Crossroads recruits volunteer attorneys and provides dependency and delinquency training, and ongoing mentoring, for them.
Our goal is to increase the number of pro bono attorneys willing and able to help ameliorate the lives of poor children who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in difficult situations that could easily lead to long term negative outcomes. Our pro bono attorneys meet their young clients at these crossroads in their lives, and through counseling and advocacy help them to persevere so as to develop their talents and to become productive citizens.
Crossroads For Florida Kids (Crossroads) and its attorneys win awards on April 24, 2014 at the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Awards Ceremony.
Photo (left to right): Crossroads attorney Wes Tibbals, Hillsborough County Bar Assoc. Jimmy Kynes Pro Bono Service Award; Rosemary Armstrong, Executive Director of Crossroads, Outstanding Pro Bono Service by an Organization; Crossroads attorney Elizabeth (Betsey) Hapner, Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Lawyer; Crossroads Co-Founder Sandy Weinberg, Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Law Firm; and Crossroads attorney Sara Alpert, Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Young Lawyer. Also pictured is Jan Brown of the James Hoyer Law Firm who won the Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Paralegal award.