You can help make a difference in the lives of children and youth in the foster care system. Volunteers pay a vital role in furthering the mission of Children’s Law Center, to provide high quality legal representation to children and youth.
Advocate for Educational Rights
When a foster youth’s parents are unable or unwilling to participate in the youth’s education, the court has to appoint a responsible adult to stand in the parents’ place. For foster youth who don’t have any family or friends who can fill that role, CLC recruits and trains volunteer education rights holders. Volunteers receive training on foster care law and education rights, and then may be temporarily assigned to hold education rights for a foster youth. Volunteers are responsible for getting to know the youth and his or her educational circumstances, and then participating much as a parent would – attending special education meetings, providing consent for various activities, tracking the student’s educational progress, and providing general support. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Education Attorney Consultant, Craig Liu at (323) 318-1033.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Attorneys interested in volunteering, please contact:
- Elaine Bradshaw (Los Angeles) Attorney Supervisor (323) 980-1700
- Katherine McLoughlin (Sacramento) Attorney (916) 520-2000
Non-Lawyers, Undergraduate Students, Social Work Students and Others
- If you’d like to help CLC, please contact Jennifer Lorson at (323) 980 -1700.
Fresh Outfitters was designed to give aging out foster youth the opportunity to shop for new, cool clothing in a safe environment. We are always looking for new volunteers to ensure the shop is clean and organized, assist youth as they shop, and make them feel comfortable and safe while providing assistance with sizes and fitting room. Interested volunteers should contact Nicole Cadena.