Children’s Law Center’s dedicated staff represent nearly 33,000 children who have been abused or neglected and are involved with the Los Angeles or Sacramento County Juvenile Dependency Court systems. More info For many foster youth their CLC attorney is the most constant person in their life; assisting them with education, mental health, health, housing and more.
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January 10, 2018

Nearly 20 percent of foster youth in Los Angeles County identify as LGBTQ, a statistic that prompted the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to look for ways to improve services for LGBTQ youth in the county’s care.

https://lawestmedia.com/lawest/lgbtq-foster-youth/

October 30, 2017

California is attempting to switch to a victim-centered approach for its sexually trafficked youngsters. But despite the passage of two important and well-intentioned new laws in the last two years, both of which affect youth who have been sexually exploited, change has not come easily or quickly.

September 28, 2017

This month, Los Angeles County is rolling out a new approach to the longstanding issue of how to find homes for its most difficult to place foster youth. These are youth with a high level of mental health needs and behavioral issues who often cycle through multiple foster care placements and sometimes end up on the street. As a result, they often end up spending months living at transitional shelters such as two cottages run by David and Margaret Youth and Family Services in La Verne. “Most of the kids we’ve got – they’ve been everywhere and nobody wants them because they’re so difficult,” said Charles Rich, the executive director at David and Margaret.

September 11, 2017

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Contact: Leslie Heimov (323) 980-1700
 
LOS ANGELES (September 11, 2017) – The “Art of Advocacy: Welcome Home” celebration and fundraiser benefiting the Children’s Law Center of California (CLC) will take place at CLC’s new headquarters located at 101 Centre Plaza Drive, Monterey Park, CA 91754 from 2pm to 6pm on October 1st. The event celebrates twenty-seven years of unparalleled advocacy on behalf of abused and neglected children by Children’s Law Center attorneys.
 

August 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO — State officials have ordered Sacramento County to shut down its foster care intake office by the end of next month, calling for an end to an illegal operation where abused and neglected children are poorly supervised, sleep on the floor, and are often preyed upon by human traffickers.

July 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO — Only a few of California’s 58 counties still operate shelters for abused and neglected children, orphanage-style settings widely considered outmoded and undesirable for kids who need the care of a family home. But in Sacramento, many children aren’t even let into its last-resort foster care shelter. Instead, they sleep on the floor in a waiting room nearby.

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