Month: March 2013

Changing Policies to Better Support Foster Youth and Their Caregivers

Many children in foster care face serious developmental delays and disabilities as a result of abuse, neglect and prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol. California’s Regional Centers provide specialized services and supports to improve and overcome these conditions. However, under existing law, there are no requirements to transfer these services if a child moves, which …

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Kirkland and Ellis: Attorney Uses Her Personal Experience to Help Others

Kirkland & Ellis Associate Allison Worthy Buchner, Esq. brings a unique perspective to her work as an Alliance pro bono attorney. Allison’s daughter, Samantha, was born prematurely, and her pediatrician became concerned when Samantha was delayed in her ability to sit independently and crawl. Allison and her husband tried to secure services from the Regional …

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