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When Solidarity Counts: Supporting Our Young Clients and Families in Crisis

Moments of crisis have a way of calling attention to the inequities and barriers vulnerable children, young adults, and families confront in order to access the critical supports they need. Young people and the families who step up for children in our community are reaching out to the Alliance for help—knowing that we will be…

Coming Together During the COVID-19 Outbreak

While our country faces a very uncertain time, we want you to know that we’re still here, still working, and still wholly committed to supporting the children, youth, and families who need us the most. And we know you are, too. Together, let’s remember to take care of the most vulnerable members of our community…

Caregiver Day at the Capitol 2020

This year’s Caregiver Day at the Capitol, in partnership with California Alliance of Caregivers, was yet another incredible day of networking and advocacy with 80+ caregivers, providers, and advocates from across the state. Their voices carried our message throughout the Capitol and to our leaders within the administration. It was such a privilege to have…

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…

The 28th Annual Dinner

Join us for our 28th Annual Dinner on Thursday, March 5th, 2020 at the Beverly Hilton. The Alliance’s largest fundraising event of the year will honor Karey Burke, President of ABC Entertainment, and present Susan Saltz, Child Advocate and Film Producer, with the Francis M. Wheat Award. More information, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities here.

Righting a Wrong: Response to the Border Crisis

July 11, 2018 At the Alliance for Children’s Rights, our hearts and minds, like so many of yours, remain focused on the border crisis. We are profoundly concerned about the separated families and our position is unequivocal: detention of children is wrong, and the removal of children as a means of deterring immigrants seeking asylum is…

Caregiver Rally at the State Capitol

Update: For a full recap of caregiver day go here. On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 at 8:30 am more than 60 families will assemble at the state capitol to highlight bureaucratic delays and inefficiencies that are making it difficult to provide loving, permanent homes for children who enter foster care. Their hope is to inspire…

New Tool For College Students in Foster Care

By Kandice Lake I am a college student in extended foster care, working here at the Alliance during my winter break. As the Alliance sets its priorities for 2018, I was invited to share my thoughts and advice. This past year, I had the opportunity to join a legislative visit to the state capital. We met…

A Letter from our Co-Chairs on the Passing of Jamie Lichtman

Dear Alliance Community: Our dear friend and fellow board member, Jamie Lichtman, passed away unexpectedly this weekend. This news is shocking to his family, and all of his friends and colleagues. Jamie was an outstanding human being and lawyer. In his role as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at NBC Universal, he was extremely…