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Announcing the Advocacy Academy

If we want to truly understand how to improve foster care, we have to hear from young people and caregivers who have firsthand experience. “I want to put humanity back into the way the system works,” says Shari Walker, who was in foster care during her teenage years. She recounts how she felt physically protected…

From Our CEO: Recent Testimony Regarding LA County Motion on Self-Sufficiency

The following testimony was shared at the August 22 Board of Supervisors meeting by CEO Janis Spire in support of a board motion calling for “culture change countywide to integrate support for self-sufficiency of foster youth throughout all county services.” My name is Janis Spire, CEO of the Alliance for Children’s Rights. Thank you for…

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…