Month: April 2014

Bill Seeks to Minimize Delays in Therapies for Disabled Children

The Alliance continues to work to pass legislation that will minimize delays in critical therapies for foster youth with disabilities. Assembly Bill 1089 (Calderon) – Improving the Regional Center Transfer Process for Foster Youth bill seeks to ensure that foster children do not lose vital regional center services when they move from one home to …

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Impact Stories 2014

On April 7, 2014, the Alliance for Children’s Rights honored Disney/ABC President Anne Sweeney and Actor Willie Garson at our 22nd Annual Dinner. To showcase our work this year, we shared the stories of the Cornejo and Soto families.

LAUSD and District’s Around the State Unveil Draft Plans that Focus on Foster Youth

The Los Angeles Unified School District’s newly unveiled draft Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) demonstrates the promise of California’s new school funding scheme – the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) – for foster youth.  The draft plan includes nearly $10 million in new services for foster youth and the hiring of nearly 100 new counselors …

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Pro Bono Attorney at McGuireWoods Steps in Before it’s too Late

Marlin entered foster care as an infant, after his parents were imprisoned for committing a violent crime. When we met Marlin, he was in second grade, but he was several grade levels behind. Marlin suffers from ADHD and a severe form of epilepsy. Despite Marlin’s learning impairments and academic struggles, his school hadn’t approved any specialized …

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New Legislation Would Help Former Foster Youth Re-Enter Care When Guardianship or Adoption Fails

Assembly Bill 2454 (Quirk-Silva), a bill to help former foster youth re-enter care when their guardianships or adoptions fail, continues to make its way toward becoming law. Since our April report, the Alliance-sponsored bill was unanimously passed by the Assembly and is now making its way through the Senate. With a broad base of support, …

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