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Hope and Determination: A Report Back from the State of Women Summit

Last month Alliance attorney Allison Newcombe attended the first ever State of Women Summit in Washington, DC, convened by the White House Council on Women and Girls. Newcombe works with trafficking victims in The Alliance’s CSEC Program (Commercially Sexually Exploited Children). The summit included a series of plenary presentations as well as breakout panel discussions.…

Pregnancy Prevention Institute Adopts L.A. Model for Pregnant and Parenting Teens

The Alliance and Public Counsel developed a successful intervention to give parenting foster youth access to the resources and services needed to parent successfully and stay on track for healthy independence. The Pregnant and Parenting Teen Conference model, created with the L.A. Department of Children and Family Services and Children’s Law Center, was recently adopted…

Life-Changing Impact

Witnessing the happy faces of the children whose adoptions we finalize is the foundation of what we do. But it isn’t the start or end of our advocacy for children and their families. Many of the faces we see at Adoption Day are sweet faces we’ve seen before. Rosie, top left, came to us through…

Doula Program Supports and Educates Young Parents

The Alliance’s work with pregnant and parenting teens in foster care seeks to reduce the intergenerational cycle of entry into the child welfare system by ensuring that these young parents have the support and services needed to parent successfully and transition to independence. Studies reveal not only a higher rate of teen pregnancy for youth…

Teeth Mean a New Start for Christopher

Approximately 35% of children and teens enter foster care with significant oral health problems. Many children enter the foster care system with problems like bottle tooth decay, cavities and premature gum disease due to neglect and abuse. Three-year-old Christopher, whom the Alliance met through our Children’s Health and Advocacy Clinic, a medical-legal partnership with LAC…

Metzger Law Group Supports New Clinic

Thank you to the Metzger Law Group for their generous donation to the Alliance’s Children’s Health & Advocacy Clinic (CHAC), a Medical-Legal Partnership between doctors at LA County + USC Medical Center and Alliance attorneys. CHAC is an innovative collaboration that ensures abused and neglected children have access to legal services as part of comprehensive…