When solidarity counts
Moments of crisis have a way of calling attention to the inequities children, young adults, and families in the child welfare system confront in order to access the critical supports they need. Our clients are reaching out to the Alliance for help during this crisis—knowing that we will be here to advocate for them, as we always have.
I Step Up, and the Alliance Backs Me.
A social worker and foster youth advocate, Jessica first connected with the Alliance when she was 18 years old, unhoused, and pregnant. She reflects on her journey and how she’s making a difference today.
This past weekend, the Alliance celebrated a joyous start to the holiday season. Thanks to our partnership with the court, DCFS, Public Counsel, and our
The Alliance for Children’s Rights conducted a voluntary, online survey of caregivers across California in resource families in May and June of 2023. This survey
Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against State and County on Behalf of Transition Age Youth for Failure to Provide Stable Housing
On behalf of six transition age (ages 16-21) youth in foster care in Los Angeles County, Public Counsel, Alliance for Children’s Rights, Children’s Rights, and
Since 1992, we have empowered more than 150,000 children and young adults
children and young adults cared for by our direct services each year
Each year, we provide training for more than
court, school, government, and community partners
of all children helped by legal aid organizations in California
Our efforts are focused in:
To date, we have served more than 150,000 children and young adults in Los Angeles County.
We have helped 7,000+ children and teens access education, overcome trauma, disability, and developmental delays.
We train 10,000+ partners, caregivers, providers, legal professionals, and educators each year to help them better support children in foster care.
Our team has successfully led efforts to reform the child welfare system in California—including AB12, extending foster care to age 21.
Reforming child welfare
Adoptions from foster care
We have to change policy if we want to change the world for children
The abuse of children’s rights anywhere should be the concern and priority of people everywhere, which is why the Alliance has written and sponsored bills that have positively impacted foster care and the child welfare system throughout California.