Month: April 2020

Supporting Children With Disabilities

Supporting Children With Disabilities in Accessing Special Education Services During a Time of Crisis

During the first week of April, the Alliance for Children’s Rights and other statewide partners communicated concerns with congressional leadership about the significant impact of extended school closures on students in special education programs and regional center clients. At this time of crisis, when distance learning is the primary option, children with disabilities lose out on educational …

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Legislative Action Necessary to Protect Children in Foster Care

Legislative Action Necessary to Protect Children in Foster Care

Our Alliance-led coalition continued its state advocacy, requesting action to address impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic recognizing that it may be many more months before individuals are active within their communities. The efforts we have made to convert to remote styles of communication and case management are likely to persist even if the current stay …

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Governor Newsom Announces $42 Million

Governor Newsom Announces $42 Million to Protect Foster Youth and Families Impacted by COVID-19

On April 13th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced new investments aimed at protecting at-risk and children in foster care who are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The Governor’s announcement directly addresses many of the issues in the requests put forth to the Administration by an Alliance for Children’s Rights-led broad coalition. While we are encouraged by the …

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Broad Coalition Seeks Immediate

Broad Coalition Seeks Immediate Action from Governor to Support Children in Foster Care During Crisis

Responding to concerns raised at the local level, an Alliance for Children’s Rights-led coalition articulated immediate needs to the California Governor and state legislative leadership this week, urging them to take action to address the serious impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of young Californians in foster care. The coalition has united to …

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