CLC’s Director of Policy and Training shares with NPR the financial challenges many youth face exiting foster care experience in Los Angeles County.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 35,000 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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Why are Black children removed from homes at high rate? America’s largest child welfare system will soon test whether race, ethnicity or neighborhood can influence social workers’ decisions to remove children from their homes.Read More →
Governor Newsom signed the 2021-22 Budget, which includes critical investments in the child welfare system, including millions of dollars in pandemic relief for attorneys, youth, and providers.Read More →