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Thank you for making our 25th a huge success!

The Beverly Hilton was packed last night with nearly 1,000 supporters and friends of the Alliance for Children’s Rights who came to celebrate our 25th anniversary, Champion for Children Honoree and Alliance CEO Janis Spire, and our Francis M. Wheat honoree, Austin Beutner. It was truly an outpouring of love, generosity and emotion that was…

Resource Family Approval Toolkit

The Alliance for Children’s Rights, the Step Up Coalition, and a wide range of state and local partners is pleased to share our Resource Family Approval Toolkit. We have designed this toolkit to help walk caregivers through the newly implemented Resource Family Approval process. RFA, which took effect January 1, 2017, creates one uniform approval…

Latham & Watkins Secures Education Support for Family

Caroline Ryon is an associate in the Entertainment, Sports and Media group at Latham & Watkins, and she comes from a family of teachers, so representing the educational needs of three adopted siblings was a unique opportunity to draw on her legal training and her passion for education. As one of our pro bono volunteers,…

A Day In The Life – One Advocate Makes a Big Difference

Bonita Unified School District is setting the standard for supporting students in foster care with an innovative approach they began piloting in partnership with the Alliance two years ago. Leveraging special state funding, known as Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funds, and our Education Toolkit, they created two dedicated foster care liaisons to help drive…

2016 National Adoption Day in Los Angeles

The adoptions of more than 230 children from foster care were finalized as part of National Adoption Day at Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court in Monterey Park on Friday. A round-up of local news stories on National Adoption Day here in Los Angeles: CBS | It’s National Adoption Day And Locals Celebrate By Giving 230…

New State Numbers Reveal Education Inequity for Foster Youth

Today, the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction released new data that sheds light on the crisis for students in foster care: based on academic testing in the 2014/15 school year, 87% of foster youth statewide failed to meet Mathematics standards, compared to 67% of students in general, and over 80% failed to meet English…

Webinars

Upcoming Policy Webinars June 2017 Mental Health Care for Young People in Foster Care Join us to discuss new means of meeting the mental health needs of youth involved in the child welfare system. Specifically, we will be examining how the Continuum of Care Reform is changing how mental health services are delivered and focusing…