Primary geographic focus: Southern California, Southwestern California
Organization Type: Provider, Research/Policy/Organizing
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: IOLTA-Funded, IOLTA Field Programs
Tags: Child Custody, Children, Education, Health Care, Schools: Special Education
Acronym or short name: Alliance
The Alliance for Children’s Rights protects the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected children and youth. By providing free legal services and advocacy, the Alliance ensures children have safe, stable homes, healthcare and the education they need to thrive. For many of our clients, the Alliance is the only connection to a safer, brighter future.
Since 1992, we have served 125,000 children, providing them with permanency through adoption and legal guardianship, access to healthcare and an equitable education. Our efforts are focused in three main areas:
- Free legal services and advocacy for children in poverty and in foster care
- Training and education for those who work with or care for these children
- System-wide reform to change policies to improve children’s lives
We cut through the bureaucracy of the courts, medical offices, school districts, and government agencies for children who don’t have parents to advocate on their behalf. Our staff and extensive network of pro bono attorneys advocate directly for individual children, in addition to working for broader policy reform.
PRESS/RESEARCH MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCELAAC Member Story Annie Lee
National Center for Youth Law (NCYL)
January 18, 2016
NCYL advocates for disaggregated data on foster youth in order to enable school districts to better assess and address the needs of their foster youth populations.
News Story Tom Chorneau
December 7, 2015
Foster youth and civil legal aid advocates call for new requirements on districts to report and address instability and school changes faced by foster youth.
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