Month: June 2013

The High Cost of Caring: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

A new report details the harsh financial realities facing grandparents raising their grandchildren. At the Alliance, a majority of our clients are relative caregivers and we see first-hand the extreme hardships kin face in stepping up to care for children in—or at risk of entering—foster care. More than 300,000 grandparents in California are raising their …

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Alliance Staff Attend National Conferences

15th Bi-Annual ABA National Conference on Children and the Law Raising the Bar: Lawyers as Partners for Family Well-Being July 12-13, 2013, Washington, DC Alliance Staff Attorney Taylor Dudley will present “Medical Legal Partnerships:  A Prescription for Improving Child and Family Well-Being” with two other MLP organizers from across the country. Taylor will share her …

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Alliance Completes L.A.’s Third Probation Adoption

On Tuesday, June 4, the Alliance completed its third probation adoption–also the third-ever in Los Angeles County. Probation adoptions are rare with only eight ever occurring across the nation, making the occasion something to celebrate. The Alliance is part of the Probation Permanency Committee–a collaboration with the courts and the Los Angeles County Probation and …

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