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Supporting an Important Victory for Separated Families

This summer 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.

Guardianship Saves a Child’s Life

In conjunction with our 2019 Annual Dinner, one caregiver shares their story about how the Alliance and one of our stellar pro bono attorneys stepped in to help her to provide safety and stability for her beloved granddaughter.

Kinship Families At the State Capitol

The Alliance lobbied successfully for emergency funding from the moment of placement–an issue that disproportionately affects relative caregivers. Caregivers–including grandmothers and grandfathers, uncles and aunts, and siblings–from across California joined us in Sacramento to share their stories. Senator Holly Mitchell appears in the video during a meeting in which she invited these kinship families to…

Get to Know CEO Jen Braun

Alliance CEO Jen Braun keeps the radio off as she begins her daily commute, driving from the mountains of Topanga Canyon down the Pacific Coast Highway. “I roll down the windows, no matter the weather, and I listen to the ocean,” she says. “Then I roll the windows up and hit the freeway.” By the…

Yennifer’s Story

I remember that my mom would tell me to be better than her and to do the things that she wasn’t able to do. I didn’t want my daughter to ever be in the foster care system the way I was. -Yennifer The Alliance advocates for foster youth who are pregnant or parenting. We help…

Omar’s Adoption Story

“Knowing that you have a place to go, someone to hug, someone to check up on you – it is a great feeling.” -Omar V. on being adopted at the age of 19 The Alliance finalizes one-third of all adoptions out of foster care in Los Angeles County for young people who often have waited…

What I Witnessed at Casa Padre Detention Center

Juan Guzman traveled to Brownsville, Texas, on July 13th to gather declarations from children in detention at Casa Padre. These are his words: I arrived in Brownsville as part of a team made up of 25 attorneys, five interpreters, and a small team of medical experts. Our purpose was to interview boys being held at…