Mark your calendars for our Plant with Purpose event in honor of Sacramento’s Big Day of Giving. Learn more about BDOG and check out the highlights from February in our latest newsletter.
Mark Your Calendars: Plant with Purpose
We are thrilled to invite you to Plant with Purpose, CLC’s Big Day of Giving kick-off event in Sacramento! Join us for a fun and relaxing evening of wine tasting, food, yard games, and planting prickly plants. All event proceeds will support CLC’s vital work with children and youth in the Sacramento and Placer County child welfare systems.
Tuesday, May 3th
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Prickly Pear
816 U Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
- $75 – Plant a succulent and sip!
- $50 – No planting, just sipping!
Proof of vaccination or negative PCR test required.
What is Big Day of Giving?
During Big Day of Giving, the Sacramento region will rally around the nonprofits that make the capital area our home. On Thursday, May 5, you can visit the Big Day of Giving site and give to CLC to further our mission to provide high-quality legal representation and advocacy for children and youth in foster care.
Last year, CLC raised over $10,000 for children and youth in Sacramento and Placer counties and won BDOG’s Spread Generosity Challenge! We need your support to make this year’s BDOG’s efforts bigger than ever. Stay tuned to learn how you can help us reach our BDOG goals!
CLC’s Bold New Strategic Plan!
CLC is excited to share our 2022 Strategic Plan! As you read through the plan, you will see the passion of our staff, Board of Directors, and supporters embodied in our vision for the future. We hope you will be as inspired and motivated as we are by what the future can look like for children when we work together to build and support strong and healthy families.
We look forward to taking this journey with you!
CLC Is Hiring
Join our fantastic team of change-makers advocating for children and youth, strengthening families and communities, and striving to break the intergenerational cycle of foster care. CLC seeks talented attorneys, paralegals, investigators, and administrative staff to grow our multidisciplinary team. CLC aims to reflect the communities we serve, and we encourage dedicated professionals with varied backgrounds and perspectives, including those with lived experience, to apply.
CLC seeks passionate attorneys for our Monterey Park and Lancaster offices. CLC attorneys work closely with supervisors, social work investigators, various subject matter experts, peer advocates, support staff, and other CLC attorneys. In addition, attorneys provide client-directed advocacy and legal advice to children, age 0-21, alleged to be victims of abuse and neglect.
CLC is currently looking for a dynamic and motivated attorney to become the CSEC attorney for our Monterey Park office. Working at the intersection of child abuse and sexual abuse, our CSEC Team provides legal representation and intensive services to clients who have experienced commercial sex trafficking.
CLC is seeking a dynamic manager and attorney to lead a new legal services program to prevent young families from entering the child welfare system. The program will serve young adults who are former foster youth/were previously involved with the child welfare system as children and are now parents at risk of their children entering the system.
CLC offers an excellent benefits package including 15 PTO days and 10 sick days in the first year, an up to 6% employer-matched retirement plan, and generous Family and Medical Leave and health care plans. Learn more about available openings here: http://bit.ly/CLCCareers.
CLC Client Spotlight: Meet April
CLC’s Expectant and Parenting Youth (EPY) program provides intensive advocacy for our EPY both before and after their child is born. The program’s goal is to surround our clients with the supportive services and resources they need to provide a safe and loving home for their young children. For expecting parents like April, the program’s support was critical. Watch the video to hear April’s story of resilience and how Case Manager Ebony Porter and Attorney Kaveh Landsverk fought to help her successfully reunite with her son.
As part of our more extensive EPY program, our Pre-Filling Intervention (PFI) team focuses on expectant or parenting clients who are at particular risk of losing custody of their children. PFI offers a full array of legal and non-legal interventions to break the intergenerational cycle of foster care.
February is Black History Month
February is Black History Month, and as such, CLC wants to highlight the significance of this month for all of us- staff and clients alike. Black History Month aims to celebrate the roles that various African Americans have played in the United States and remember the legacy and continuing contributions of the Black community in U.S. history.
The standard narrative of the Black community in America has been one of fighting to overcome barriers, breaking through boundaries, advocating for justice and fairness, and emerging as beacons of hope despite adversity. CLC believes that these narratives are essential for all children in foster care to recognize, especially children of color.
As part of recognizing Black History Month, our responsibility as a law firm representing foster youth is to call to attention the disproportional rates and sorely disparate outcomes of Black children in the foster care system. Download our factsheet on disproportionality and disparate outcomes in the child welfare system.
The Root has created an interactive timeline and map to highlight some of the many turning points, tragedies and triumphs in Black history. The Root staff compiled almost 200 historical facts for readers to peruse. Take some time to explore various time decades to revisit monumental moments. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3BYM0OC
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