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Continuum of Care Reform: Implementation Sandbox

California’s Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) took effect this year, restructuring our foster care system to reduce reliance on congregate care and prioritize placements in committed family homes.  Implementation of this ambitious reform is raising a number of questions as we charter new territory. Our Continuum of Care Reform: Implementation Sandbox is a new weekly series…

2017 Alliance Voice Summer Newsletter is Out

The latest edition of the Alliance Voice is now out! Find out about our Advocacy Academy, hear what we are doing around access to higher education for young adults aging out of foster care, meet one of our valued pro bono partners, and see pics from our spring gala! Alliance Voice Summer 2017 Download PDF

Get That Job Toolkit

The Get That Job and Keep It Toolkit is meant to assist youth and their job coaches in the journey toward finding and maintaining a job. You’ll find helpful explanations, worksheets and links throughout the guide. This guide is best used in conjunction with a Google account and a supportive adult mentor that can serve as a…

Alliance Appoints New CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOS ANGELES, CA, July 5, 2017—-The Alliance for Children’s Rights today announced that Laurie Rubiner, J.D., will be the next Chief Executive Officer for the organization. Rubiner is Chief of Staff for Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and previously served as Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy for Planned Parenthood and…

Community Voices: Janis Spire

Recently, Los Angeles DCFS announced the search for a new director. We have asked some of our leading child welfare advocates to share their thoughts about the priorities and qualities they hope will factor into the hiring process. This week, we feature our executive director and CEO, Janis Spire. These are her words: I hope…

Full Equity for Relatives Achieved At Long Last

Last June, we were very excited to see that Governor Brown approved a new rate system for foster care families that allowed grandparents and relatives access to the same support that non-relative foster parents had. Upon closer review we found that this new rate system had not accounted for parenting foster youth or foster youth…

I Want You To Know. . .

Our Foster Care Awareness campaign celebrates the wisdom and insight of our young leaders who have experienced foster care firsthand. The campaign is called “I Want You to Know…” and features more than a dozen young adults who speak in their own words about what they want us to know and do to achieve justice,…

Community Voices: Angie Schwartz

Recently, Los Angeles DCFS announced the search for a new director. We have asked some of our leading child welfare advocates to share their thoughts about the priorities and qualities they hope will factor into the hiring process. This week, we feature our policy director, Angie Schwartz. These are her words: The director of the…