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Complaint to the Bureau of Children’s Justice

The mission of the Bureau of Children’s Justice (BCJ) is to protect the rights of children. The BCJ is focused on enforcement in several areas, including:

  • California’s foster care, adoption, and juvenile justice systems
  • Discrimination and inequities in education
  • California’s elementary school truancy crisis
  • Human trafficking of vulnerable youth
  • Childhood trauma and exposure to violence

For more information, please visit: http://oag.ca.gov/bcj

For more information about the types of cases that the BCJ is empowered to pursue, please visit: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please note: The Attorney General cannot answer legal questions, give legal advice to individuals, or intervene in individual cases. In certain circumstances, the Attorney General may need to refer your complaint to a more appropriate agency.

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If you would prefer to submit the complaint anonymously, fill out the BCJ anonymous form. Please note that it is more challenging for the Attorney General to look into anonymous complaints.

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Attorney General Role Disclaimer

In sending this complaint, I understand that the Attorney General cannot answer legal questions or give legal advice to me and cannot act as my personal lawyer.  I also understand that the Bureau of Children’s Justice will not intervene in an ongoing removal, custody, or other type of proceeding.  I also understand that the Attorney General may need to refer my complaint to a more appropriate agency.

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