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CRALAF- Children Rights Advocacy & Legal Aid Foundation is a non-profit making and non-governmental organization committed to the protection, promotion and enhancement of the rights of the child through court representation, advocacy and law reform.

The CRALAF was founded primarily by a group of Christian Lawyers to respond to the need for provision of juvenile justice following a research and baseline survey in 1997 on the provision of justice to children in Kenya. The research showed the absence of institutional mechanisms to respond to this issue. The CRALAF was born to respond to this need.

The CRALAF was officially launched on 7th December 1998, on the eve of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, showing a deliberate choice of a rights -based approach in its work. The launch was held at the United States Information Service by Judge Arline Pacht, the then Chairperson of the International Women Judges Association.

Cralaf Founder: Mrs. Phoebe Wahome

Children Rights Advocacy & Legal Aid Foundation

To advocate for, protect and enhance the rights and welfare of children through the existing legal systems by way of provision of free legal aid and related services as we work together with frontline service providers including government departments and civil society.

To have children welfare protected through family strengthening mechanisms and the existing justice system.
  1. Excellence
  2. Innovation
  3. Integrity
  4. Consistency
  5. Commitment
  6. Transparency

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We want you to know that you aren't alone. We're committed to strengthening families and communities so maltreatment of all forms can be avoided. We've compiled tips and resources to help you develop and promote healthy parenting so we can set strong examples against child maltreatment. If you should get overwhelmed, you'll find resources for that as well. Help is just a phone call away. Call the CRALAF Abuse Hotline at 020-8032000.