STATEMENT: A Call to Action for the Child Welfare Community

June 8, 2020 STATEMENT FROM CHILDREN’S LAW CENTER OF CALIFORNIA Children’s Law Center of California grieves with the country about the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Aubrey. Their deaths along with so many other brutal and senseless killings have ignited a critical call to action for systemic change. CLC stands with the brave…

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Dependency Legal News Vol. 16, No. 5

Read our latest dependency legal newsletter. Our newsletter is issued by the Children’s Law Center of California on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month . Written by: Stacie Hendrix (SH), Nancy Sariñana (NS), Margaret Lee (ML), Kristin Hallak (KH).  NEW DEPENDENCY CASELAW UCCJEA; ICWA—Inquiry and NoticeIn re Austin J.—published 4/15/20; Second Dist., Div. One Docket…

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Bill to Prevent California Foster Youth From Aging Out During Pandemic Moves Forward

California legislation that would have permanently extended foster care payments and housing benefits to young adults through age 25 has now been scaled back to a short-term support plan triggered by a state of emergency such as the current coronavirus pandemic. CLC Attorney and Policy Associate Julie McCormick testified in support of SB 912 earlier this week.

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Dependency Legal News

Vol. 16, No. 4: April 14, 2020   Written by: Stacie Hendrix (SH), Nancy Sariñana (NS), Margaret Lee (ML), Kristin Hallak (KH).         NEW DEPENDENCY CASELAW  De Facto Parent Status—Rule 5.502(10); WIC 387—Rule 5.565 In re Justin O.—published 3/2/20; Second Dist., Div. One Docket No. B287406; (2020) 45 Cal.App.5th 1006 Link to case: https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/B287406.PDF WHEN THE COURT CONSIDERS A DE FACTO…

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Family is a Compelling Reason

In a world where “social distancing” has become a necessary practice and the primary preventative measure for reducing the spread of coronavirus, we must remember that children in foster care and their families have already been “distanced” from each other. An Opinion Column from Federal Child Welfare Leaders Jerry Milner and David Kelly.

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