The Parental Defense Alliance

The Parental Defense Alliance of Utah is a non-profit organization created to provide continuing education and support opportunities for attorneys who represent parents in child welfare proceedings. From removal to reunification, at termination of parental rights, parental defense attorneys are committed, dedicated advocates, well-versed in the laws and practice of child welfare law in the juvenile courts. We are proud to serve them.

Want to stay up to date with the PDA?

One of the best ways to stay up to date with the Parental Defense Alliance and other Child Welfare Matters is to check out our blog.  Here we post items of interest to parental defenders including CLE opportunities, practice suggestions and cases.  Just click HERE or at the top of the page.  Another way is to get on our mailing list.  If you would like to be added let us know by clicking on the Contact Us Page.

Our next major event will be the Annual Conference! Information will be updated to the website it becomes available.

Other Updates

You can now view our new video, Navigating Your Child Welfare Case: A Guide for Parents Involved in the Utah Juvenile Court System, click by clicking the link above. We hope this will be a great tool for you to share with your clients to help them begin to understand the child welfare process.