After years of incremental reform, Los Angeles County is moving to dismantle the largest youth justice system in the country in favor of a “care-first” model that would look less like prison and would emphasize emotional support, counseling and treatment.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.
You can help children in California, too. See how you can get involved in our mission.
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 33,000 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
Today, we’re thrilled to release a new short video about CLC’s mission created by a wonderful nonprofit production team, Crews for a Cause.Read More →
You can make a difference. Brighten the lives of children in foster care who won’t otherwise receive holiday gifts. This year, more than any other, we need your help to bring holiday cheer to our neediest families.Read More →