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Supporting an Important Victory for Separated Families

Last year, we filed a legal brief in support of a suit to compel the federal government to provide mental health services to children and parents suffering from trauma after their unconscionable separation at our southern border. As experts in child welfare law, we made clear that the legal standards for the treatment of children—even …

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Alliance Win for Families

Alliance Win for Families on Funding at Time of Placement

The Alliance has worked for over a decade on equity for relative caregivers, who are often the first placement option for children who enter foster care. Until recently, those who take in a child on an emergency basis when they first enter foster care do not receive full foster care funding until they complete a …

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What Does the Election of Trump Mean for Children and Families?

Angie Schwartz Policy Director What does the election of Donald Trump and the momentum of a Republican-dominated Senate mean for the vulnerable children and families for whom we advocate? That is the question at the forefront of my mind as I try to process the results of this election. We must prepare for years of …

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PRO BONO SPOTLIGHT: Jodi Berlin of Hooper, Lundy, & Bookman P.C.

Our volunteer attorneys are a treasured resource and the backbone of the Alliance for Children’s Rights. We depend on them to help impoverished, abused, and neglected children get the services and resources they so desperately need. Last year, law firms and solo practitioners donated more than 31,000 hours to help our clients. With their support, …

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A New Partnership with Television Academy Foundation Announced

“All of us at the Television Academy are truly grateful for the extraordinary generosity of Dick and Noelle Wolf,” said Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum. “Dick’s amazing history of creative excellence and the Wolfs’ strong philanthropic spirit are unparalleled. It makes us proud to know that programs presented in our Wolf Theatre will be …

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Alliance Participates in Statewide and Regional Foster Youth Education Summits

This past month, the Alliance participated in two important conferences which brought together educators, social workers, advocates and youth to share best practices for improving the education outcomes of children and youth in foster care. The 2016 California Foster Youth Education Summit took place on April 11th and 12th in Sacramento. This year’s summit, put …

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Alliance of Moms LIKE A MOTHER T-shirts Go Viral

The Alliance of Moms, an auxiliary group of the Alliance for Children’s Rights, launched a Mother’s Day t-shirt campaign in partnership with Omaze, which raised thousands of dollars, and was featured in In-Style magazine. Several celebrity supporters including Christina Applegate, Kathryn Hahn, Selma Blair, Jaime King, David Lynch, and Dax Shepherd wore the “LIKE A …

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WilmerHale Dramatically Shifts Family’s Future

a grandmother’s journey from hopelessness to homeowner Linda had an empty nest when she got a call from a social worker: Her adult daughter was suffering from postpartum psychosis and Linda’s three grandchildren had been put into foster care. Linda immediately agreed to care for them and was told she’d have support and resources to …

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24th Annual Dinner Raised Recordbreaking $1.56 Million

At the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom on March 10, the Alliance for Children’s Rights honored Fox Television Group Co-chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman with its 2016 National Champions for Children Award, in celebration of the duo’s longstanding support for children in need. “Grandfathered” star John Stamos emceed the awards dinner, which also …

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