Services for Transition-Age Youth

The Alliance for Children’s Rights provides a vital bridge for young adults as they strive for self-sufficiency.

What do we do?

Young people exiting the foster care or delinquency systems in Los Angeles often face severe challenges in education, employment, and overall well-being. The Alliance works to remove barriers to self-sufficiency, promote self-advocacy, and build a foundation for the future for youth who lack other support systems.

How do we do it?

The Alliance ensures that young adults who are or have been in foster care or on probation and are between 14 and 24 know their legal rights and entitlements. We provide free consultation and legal services including:

  • resolving identity theft
  • addressing credit/collections issues
  • reviewing contracts/leases
  • addressing legal problems resulting from false advertising and marketing schemes
  • clearing juvenile tickets
  • sealing juvenile records
  • appealing SSI denials

The Alliance also provides:

  • access to resources for stable housing
  • education resources
  • access to job training and job placement services
  • help accessing health care
  • mentoring
  • opportunities for youth to become peer advocates through our Young Leaders group

The Alliance also focuses on system reform and targeted legislation to support young adults who are “aging out” of foster care. The Alliance was a co-sponsor of California’s Fostering Connection to Success Act (AB12) which extends foster care benefits and housing for an additional 3 years, to age 21, for eligible youth while they work towards a higher education and/or obtain employment training and skills. We provide guidance and support for youth who decide to take advantage of the benefits available under extended foster care.

Can we help you?

Call the Alliance for Children’s Rights, email us as youth@kids-alliance.org, or visit Knowb4UGo.org.

Volunteer with the Alliance

Become a mentor, help lead legal workshops, or advocate on behalf of a youth. For more information, email us at youth@kids-alliance.org.