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 →
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 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
Our Latest Updates
Dependency Legal News Vol. 18, No. 12
Review the most recent legal developments in dependency case law. Our talented in-house Writ Team provides an in-depth analysis on In re E.C. and In re G.Z.Read More →
Opinion: Congress must strengthen the legal rights of foster children
Congress must reauthorize the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) before the end of this session, with long-awaited language to acknowledge and protect children’s legal rights.Read More →