Ayanna Butler

  • Hosted by Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • Service location New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Law school Tulane University School of Law
  • Issue area Children/Youth, Family Law
  • Fellowship class year 2010
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

Ayanna represented children in foster care, adoption and Family in Need of care proceedings. Many of these children end up in State’s custody as a result of abuse or neglect exacerbated their parents substance abuse problems or untreated mental illnesses. Ayanna advocated for the children’s best interests by working with social workers, court appointed special advocates and parents to provide their families with resources that allow the children’s caregivers to provide for their health, safety and well-being.

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