Our Mission and Services

Advocating for the rights of vulnerable children, young adults, and families impacted by foster care

Our mission

Our mission is to protect the rights of children in poverty and those overcoming abuse and neglect by delivering free legal services, supportive programs, and systemic solutions. 

Our vision

Our vision is a world in which all children have safe, stable homes and families, with the support they need to thrive.

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The Alliance serves 35% of all children helped by legal aid organizations in California.

Since 1992, our work has opened the doors of justice for more than 150,000 children, teens, and families.

Our efforts are focused in three main areas:

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Free legal and social services for children and young adults impacted by foster care

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Training and education 
for those who work with or care for these children

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System-wide policy reform
to change policies to improve children’s lives

Our staff and extensive network of pro bono attorneys advocate directly for children to:

  • Expedite adoptions out of foster care
  • Secure medical coverage and therapies for children
  • Support children recovering from trauma and those with disabilities
  • Provide direct advocacy for children in their schools so that they can access the education that they need
  • Support caregivers and guardians to ensure they receive the benefits they need to provide for the children in their care
  • Assist transition age youth in foster care as they grow into adulthood and independence
  • Support expectant and parenting parents in foster care

We have to change policy if we want to change the world for children.

We believe that abuse of children’s rights anywhere should be the concern of people everywhere.

Sign up to join the Alliance and stay connected to the work we’re doing in response to the needs of children, young adults, and families impacted by the child welfare system.