Review the most recent legal developments in dependency case law. Our talented in-house Writ Team provides an in-depth analysis on In re C.L.; In re R.Q. In re C.L. —published 10/13/2023; Third Dist.Docket No. C097911; 96 Cal.App.5th 377Link to case: https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/C097911.PDFWHEN A CHILD IS REMOVED PURSUANT TO A SECTION 340PROTECTIVE CUSTODY WARRANT, THE DUTY TO…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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Help Us Spread Joy This Season! The holidays are officially here! While many of us are busy searching for the perfect holiday gifts for the kids in our lives, some children in foster care will go without. Eighteen years ago, after watching countless clients celebrate the holidays without warm clothing or gifts to unwrap, CLC’s…Read More →
Review the most recent legal developments in dependency case law. Our talented in-house Writ Team provides an in-depth analysis on In re V.C; In re Jerry R.; In re Jose C. In re V.C.—published 9/6/23; First Dist., Div. TwoDocket No. A166527; 95 Cal.App.5th 251Link to case: https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/A166527.PDF THE AGENCY HAS AN INITIAL DUTY OF INQUIRY…Read More →