As the largest nonprofit law firm in the nation, we advocate on behalf of over 35,000 children and youth in the Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Placer County foster care systems. Every year, CLC’s investigators conduct over 24,000 independent investigations into the well-being and safety of our clients, while CLC attorneys make over 100,000 court appearances. 

Our advocacy includes the expertise of a mental health advocacy team, national and state bar-certified child welfare law specialists, and staff experts who specialize in the areas of mental health, education, CSEC and juvenile justice. CLC has a strong presence in the legislative arena, successfully sponsoring over 40 pieces of child welfare related legislation between 1999 and 2019. 

33,000+

Youth represented in Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Placer Counties each yaer

500+

Attorneys, social work investigators, paralegals, and other professional staff

60+

Child Welfare Law Specialist on staff

100,000+

Annual court appearances by CLC attorneys to advocatre on behalf of our young clients

13,000+

Children reunified with family or adopted each year

1,000+

Holiday wishes granted for CLC clients during our annual Adopt-a-Family event

60+

Pieces of child welfare legislation successfully sponsored since 2002

31

Years of tireles advocacy for children in foster care