Month: August 2016

Alliance Presence in STAR Court Achieves Education Outcomes for Survivors of Trafficking

Five years ago, Los Angeles implemented the Succeeding Through Achievement and Resilience Court, better known as STAR Court, to provide intervention and support to young victims and survivors of human trafficking. Established by Judges Pratt and Groman in partnership with LA County Department of Probation, the specialized juvenile delinquency court supports girls who are charged …

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Governor Corrects Unequal Treatment for Youth Living with Relatives

This summer, a historic change took place thanks to years of advocacy work led by the Alliance and a coalition of partners: Governor Brown signed a new state budget that corrects a longstanding inequality in the way relative foster parents are supported in meeting a child’s needs. Studies demonstrate that children placed with relatives experience …

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