Children’s Law Center of California (CLC) represents children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned that come under the protection of the Los Angeles, Sacramento, or Placer County Juvenile Dependency Court systems. Children’s Law Center was created by the Superior Court in 1990 to serve as appointed counsel for these Los Angeles youth. In July of 2011 we opened our doors in Sacramento County and now serve as appointed counsel for all abused and neglected children in both Los Angeles and Sacramento counties.
With a combined staff of nearly 400 lawyers, paralegals, and investigators, CLC represents all of the 33,000 (30,000 in Los Angeles and 3,000 in Placer and Sacramento) children under the jurisdiction of these dependency courts.
CLC attorneys are committed to excellence in child advocacy and appear on behalf of children in day-to-day dependency proceedings. We also provide representation in a host of related hearings that seek to ensure the well being and future success of each child. CLC is often seen at the forefront of much needed local, state and national policy change and system reform.
Training & Resources
Children’s Law Center has developed a growing collection of training materials in relation to dependency law as well as recent California and federal legislation.
These materials are designed for the judiciary, legal advocates, educators, child welfare professionals, caregivers, and others to use at meetings, conferences, and training at the county and state levels.
The materials seek to ensure that every child in the foster care system receives needed support, resources, and benefits and that these youth are able to take full advantage of their legal rights and opportunities that should be available to them.
For more information on training and resources, visit: http://www.clccal.org/training_resources
CLC provides youth resources, newsletters, and events. For more information, visit http://www.clccal.org/youth
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