Review the most recent legal developments in dependency case law. Our talented in-house Writ Team provides an in-depth analysis on In re N.R.; re L.B.; In re N.R.—published 12/14/23; California Supreme CourtDocket No. S274943; 15 Cal.5th 520Link to case: https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/S274943.PDF SUBSTANCE ABUSE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 300(b)(1)(D) CAN BEPROVEN THROUGH ITS ORDINARY MEANING OF “EXCESSIVE…Read More →
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We fight for kids who come under the protection of the child welfare system.
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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
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We want all of California's children to have the support they need to succeed. Children's Law Center represents all of the 25,000 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
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CLC’s Excellence In Advocacy On TV This Month CLC has been a leader in the fight against human trafficking both locally and statewide for years. Our expertise was on full display during National Human Trafficking Awareness Month this January! Executive Director, Leslie Heimov, was featured in a guest segment on Spectrum News One SoCal as…Read More →
CLC Executive Director Leslie Starr Heimov was a guest on Your Afternoon at Spectrum News 1 and spoke to Kelvin Washington about National Human Trafficking awareness Day on January 11. Click here to listen to the full interview and hear Leslie speak about LA County’s DREAM Court, why victims need to be treated as survivors,…Read More →