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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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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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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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When Solidarity Counts

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 …

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