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Alliance For Children's Rights

Stability. Education. Justice.

aka Alliance for Children's Rights   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  www.kids-alliance.org

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.

Ruling year info

1992

President & CEO

Jennifer L. Braun

Main address

3333 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550

Los Angeles, CA 90010 USA

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EIN

95-4358213

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

Health Support Services (E60)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Alliance seeks to redress obstacles faced by children and families in foster care and those seeking guardianship in order to secure the services, supports, developmental therapies and educational accommodations they need in order to recover and thrive. Through our advocacy, we also identify systemic issues and work to introduce new laws, policies and practices that will better support those in the child welfare system.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Adoption and Guardianship

The Alliance provides free legal services to families in Los Angeles County adopting from foster care and to those seeking legal guardianship. The Alliance finalizes one-third of all adoptions out of foster care in Los Angeles County for children and young adults who often have waited years for a permanent home. We also created National Adoption Day, now celebrated in all 50 states, and we are the only non-profit organization in Los Angeles County that finalizes adoptions of youth who are 18 or older and in extended foster care.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Adults
Budget
$469,783

We represent caregivers in foster care, guardianship and adoption benefits matters to ensure that they are receiving the support they need to meet the needs of the children in their care. A major focus of this program is helping families receive additional funding for children who require increased care due to medical, behavioral, and/or developmental needs. In addition, we help caregivers when DCFS does not approve their homes in a timely manner, or refuses to approve their homes at all, rendering them ineligible for foster care funding. We also help non-minor dependents (young adults in extended foster care between the ages of 18 and 21) access funding to which they are entitled. In addition to handling individual cases, our benefits team works closely with our policy team to identify and address systemic benefits issues affecting LA County youth and caregivers.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Budget
$859,345

The Education Program advocates for children who are struggling in school because of developmental delays, disabilities and behavioral issues often due to their history of abuse and neglect. Over the past 7 years, 3800 children have received an equitable education with tangible education services they need to succeed in school. In 2008, the Early Intervention Advocacy Center was launched as a pilot program, and today ensures that underserved foster infants and toddlers 0-5 years old with developmental delays and behavioral issues have access to interventions to help them overcome their differences by the time they enter school.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Budget
$693,931

We serve more than 1000 young people who are in extended foster care or aging out each year by providing life skills, resources, direct representation, and mentors for those who face barriers to education, employment, housing and healthcare. For youth too disabled to work, we help them obtain Supplemental Security Insurance benefits and Medi-Cal prior to aging out of the system, protecting them from becoming homeless. The Alliance co-sponsored AB 12, The CA Fostering Connections to Success Act. This landmark legislation became law on January 1, 2012 and provides eligible youth with extended foster care to age 21.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents (13-19 years)
Budget
$876,161

Where we work

Awards

4 Star 2016

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Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

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Increasing

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Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Our vision is a world in which every child has the opportunity to thrive.

We provide free legal advocacy in the following areas: education, benefits, guardianship, healthcare, transition age youth services, and pregnant and parenting youth services. When we identify a recurring problem in the lives of our clients, we seek systemic solutions to continually reform and improve foster care.

Our staff of 55 is supplemented by an extensive pro bono network of attorneys from top firms across Los Angeles donating 28,000 hours of legal assistance each year. We also have a full-time policy team of three located in the State Capitol to work with agencies and legislators on systemic solutions.

We measure outcomes in terms of benefits recovered, service hours recovered, and the barriers we remove for clients to better access stable housing, financial benefits, and healthcare. We also track the number of adoptions from foster care that we complete each year, the number of guardianships we secure, and the number of contact hours we have with children and families to advise them of their rights and entitlements.

We have served more than 130,000 children and completed more than 14,000 adoptions from foster care. In the last year alone, we provided services for 1862 transition-age youth who are aging out of foster care, completed 1,194 adoptions from foster care, obtained supportive benefits for 804 children, secured education services for 1,086, assisted 384 caregivers in attaining guardianship, and helped 321 children access healthcare.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Alliance For Children's Rights

Board of directors
as of 12/4/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Chris Walther

Activision Blizzard

Term: 2017 -


Board co-chair

Rick Rosen

William Morris Endeavor

Term: 2017 -

Steven Marenberg,

Partner, Irell & Manella LLP

Bart Williams

Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Amy Hawkes

Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

James Clark

Partner Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Nancy de Brier

Attorney & Child Advocate

Michael Downer

Senior Vice President & Secretary Capital Research & Management Company

Susan Friedman

Producer/Director

Clifford Gilbert-Lurie

Partner, Ziffren Brittenham LLP

Leslie Gilbert-Lurie

Writer/Child Advocate/Teacher

Barbara Grushow Bujold

Barbara Grushow Designs

Jo Kaplan

Referee/Juvenile Court

Mitchell Kaplan

President, Kaplan Stahler Agency

Gwyn Lurie

Screenwriter, Alcove Films

Karen Mack

Executive Producer

Sue Naegle

President, HBO Entertainment

Sean Perry

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

Daniel Petrocelli

Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Phillip Ruldolph

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Jack in the Box, Inc.

José Sanchez

Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Toni Schulman

Child Advocate

Susan Simon

Pediatric Physical Therapist

Sandra Williams

Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, West Coast CBS Television

Noelle Wolf

Child Advocate

Yasmine Delawarie Johnson

Child Advocate

Trent Copeland

Attorney/Legal News Analyst

Harriet Posner

Partner, Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom, LLP

Chris Walther

Chief Legal Officer, Activision Blizzard

Robert Woolway

Managing Director, Trinity Capital LLC

Peter Benedek

Founder/Board of Directors, United Talent Agency

Kirk Pasich

Partner, Dickstein Shapiro, LLP

Bruce Rosenblum

President, Warner Bros. Television Group

Susan Saltz

Child Advocate

Angie Harmon

Actor and Child Advocate

Matthew Babrick

Managing Director, First Republic Investment Management

Dena Cook

Brew Media Relations

Scott Edelman

Gibson Dunn

Alan Epstein

Venable LLP

E. Martin Estrada

Munger, Tolles & Olson

Andrew Garelick

Skadden

Richard Martinez

Superintendent, Pomona Unified School District

Gary Newman

Fox Television Group

Kevin Reilly

Turner Entertainment Networks

Alex Romain

Hueston Hennigan LLP

Pamela Soper

CBS Television (ex oficio)

Kris Spazafumo

Capital Group

Silvia Vannini

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

Foster Youth, Caregivers, Adoption, Special Education, Early Start