We use holistic advocacy to protect and promote the well-being and future success of our clients. Get to know our multidisciplinary teams below.

Meet our Teams


Child Advocacy & Resource Effort (CARE) Program

The CARE program is an intensive case management program that provides critical interventions to high-need clients, including those with high-end mental health needs, youth involved in the juvenile justice system, and those who have been trafficked.


Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Team

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.  


Educational Advocacy

Our in-house Education Team works to protect our clients’ educational rights and to ensure they have appropriate resources to meet their educational needs.


Immigration

Our Immigration Team screens clients for immigration relief, assesses the need for immigration counsel, and works with case carrying attorneys to secure appropriate dependency court orders.


Mental Health Advocacy Team (MHAT)

Our MHAT Team focuses on improving the emotional well-being and functioning of our clients by working alongside the CLC attorneys to identify needed services, develop a treatment plan and make placement recommendations.  


Peer Advocate Program

Our Peer Advocate Program provides case management services and guidance to thousands of transition-age clients.


Reducing Racial Disproportionality and Disparity Committee (ReDD)

Our internal ReDD committee is made up of staff from all job categories who work to understand and address the “why” behind racial disproportionality and disparity in the child welfare system. This learning is the springboard to raise awareness, educate our staff and other stakeholders, and create policy and practice change.  


Expectant and Parenting Youth (EPY)

Our EPY program provides intensive advocacy for our parenting or expectant clients before and after the baby is born, so they have access to the services and resources they need to provide a safe and loving home for their young children.


Pre-Filing Intervention (PFI)

As part of our larger EPY program, our PFI team focuses on expectant or parenting clients who are at particular risk of losing custody of their own children – providing a full array of legal and non-legal interventions to break the intergenerational cycle of foster care.