Unfortunately, the news today is fraught with disturbing reports of youth maltreatment in juvenile halls in California. CLC is at the forefront of efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of our clients. Indeed, CLC’s CARE program was created specifically to support youth in foster care who also interact with the juvenile justice system, commonly…Read More →
Get to know the lawyers, specialists, and support staff behind CLC and why we fight for foster youth in California.
We provide an unparalleled level of expertise in and out of the courtroom. Learn more about what we do.
Who We Represent
We fight for kids that come under the protection of the juvenile dependency court systems we serve.
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Committed to Excellence in Advocacy
We fight to ensure the well being and future success of our clients through a multi-disciplinary, independent and informed approach to advocacy. A powerful voice for foster youth fighting for family reunification, permanence, educational opportunity, health and mental health services, self-sufficiency and overall well-being, we're working toward local, statewide and national policy change and child welfare system reform.See Our Approach
Legal Services for Children
We want all of California's children to have the support they need to succeed. Children's Law Center represents all of the 30,000 children under our jurisdiction. Our attorneys appear on behalf of children in day-to-day dependency proceedings, and we represent them in a host of related hearings that seek to ensure the well being and future success of each child.Learn More
Check out our resources for attorneys and foster youth. Use them to take full advantage of your legal rights and opportunities that should be available to foster youth.Get Resourceful
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CLC is a proud leader in policy advocacy and system reform work. Our policy team is a group of dedicated professionals who work at the local, state, and national level to improve the child welfare system. Our team ensures that our work is informed by the voices and experiences of the tens of thousands of children and…Read More →
CLC is delighted to share that we will host our annual Advocates Gala this June in Sacramento. Learn more about this event and and other CLC highlights in our latest newsletter.Read More →