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Governor Signs AB 1979 to Improve Housing Stability for Youth in Extended Foster Care

Today, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1979—which supports youth participating in Extended Foster Care (EFC) by addressing housing stability and availability. The law, proudly co-sponsored by the Alliance for Children’s Rights and authored by Assemblymember Friedman (D-43), focuses on the impacts of the pandemic on foster youth by supporting programs that address the new challenges …

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Identifying the Needs of Caregivers and Children During Distance Learning

The Alliance for Children’s Rights recently surveyed caregivers and service providers on the needs of caregivers and students during the ongoing school closures. Over 200 respondents shared with us the challenges they are facing while caring for children who are participating in distance learning. Caregivers provided input and suggestions on potential trainings, extracurricular activities, special …

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GAO Report Highlights Needs of Relative Caregivers

The Government Accountability Office recently issued a new report, Child Welfare and Aging Programs: HHS Could Enhance Support for Grandparents and Other Relative Caregivers, to examine: The numbers of grandparents and other kin serving as primary caregivers for children, and the reasons for that care Challenges kin caregivers face and how officials report addressing them …

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The Census counts. So do you.

The Census counts. So do you.

Historically, many marginalized groups have been drastically undercounted in the Census—including large populations of children and families in foster care who depend heavily on the social programs impacted by the Census count. During this crisis, we are seeing just how life-saving these programs and must work together to ensure they remain adequately funded.  Communities not …

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LA County to Identify Funding to Continue Offering Young People Work Experience

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion directing county departments to identify up to $20.7 million in the supplemental budget to continue current levels of funding for the Youth@Work program, and the Alliance for Children’s Rights advocated for $2.1million of the funding to be allocated specifically to support transition age foster youth ages …

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The Alliance Supports Remote Hearings to Move Forward Hundreds of Uncontested Adoptions

Together in partnership with the court and Public Counsel, the Alliance led the work necessary to cut the red tape so that hundreds of delayed, uncontested adoptions could finalize without court appearance amidst this crisis—allowing prospective adoptive parents and child to appear telephonically or through other remote technology. ““Right now, there are 212 uncontested adoption …

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Wolf Entertainment to Make $1M Donation to Support Alliance for Children’s Rights

The Los Angeles-based Alliance for Children’s Rights is announcing a million dollar contribution from Wolf Entertainment. Jennifer Braun, CEO of the Alliance said, “Dick Wolf and Wolf Entertainment have been significant contributors to the Alliance for decades.  His continuing and unwavering support of our organization has given us the resources to continue uplifting Black communities and creating lasting …

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Child Welfare Leaders Address

Child Welfare Leaders Address Impacts of Proposed Budget on Children and Families

The Alliance for Children’s Rights and other child welfare leaders articulated specific impacts of the May Revision on the child welfare system. Additional support to families is vital during this difficult time and child welfare leaders are concerned the proposed budget does not fully support the needs of children and families. View all impacts addressed …

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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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