In honor of the Big Day of Giving, CLC attorney supervisor Ellie Duncan and peer advocate Jabari West joined Courtney Dempsey on Good Day Sacramento to discuss our work with children and youth in foster care.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 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
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Acts of generosity strengthen us. Lift our neighbors. Sustain our community. CLC is excited to participate in the 2021 Big Day of Giving! This year, we kicked off the events with a “Big Day of Self-Care” online mini event. As 2020 was a year full of challenges and loss for our clients and the CLC community, we…Read More →
Susan Abrams, CLC’s policy and training director, spoke with The Imprint about AB 656, a bill aimed at addressing rampant racial disparities in California’s child welfare system.Read More →