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.
Family is Everything.
Adrian and Saydi answered the call to take in a newborn relative four years ago. Like for many other kin caregivers stepping up for the children in their lives, the barriers they faced to access the support Ahmee needed felt impossible. But they persisted.
At the Alliance, we partner with policymakers to identify opportunities to reform and improve our child welfare systems and promote stability, equity, and justice for young people
The Alliance and 30 Other Organizations File Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Case Haaland v. Brackeen
Last week, the Alliance partnered with 30 other organizations to file an amicus brief in an important U.S. Supreme Court case, Haaland v. Brackeen. This case,
“Hidden foster care” is an increasingly common and informal arrangement in which relatives are encouraged by child protection agencies to bypass juvenile court and care
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
We’ve provided 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.