Alliance For Children's Rights

Protecting the rights of young people.

aka Alliance for Children's Rights   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  www.allianceforchildrensrights.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

Ms. Jennifer L. Braun

Main address

3333 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550

Los Angeles, CA 90010 USA

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EIN

95-4358213

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

Health Support Services (E60)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

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Communication

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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
Adults

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
Children and youth

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. 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

Each year, we serve more than 1000 young people who are aging out of the foster care system by helping them to overcome barriers to education, employment, housing and healthcare in order to achieve self-sufficient adulthood. 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

Where we work

Awards

4 Star 2019

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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.

Number of clients served

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of volunteers

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Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of pro bono hours contributed

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Holding steady

Number of foster care children placed with a family that were formally adopted

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Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of children served

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Increasing

Number of people trained

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Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

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

We provide free legal advocacy in the following areas: education, benefits, guardianship, healthcare, transition age youth services, and expecting 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 our child welfare system.

Our staff of 54 is supplemented by an extensive pro bono network of 600 attorneys from top firms across Los Angeles. We also have a full-time policy team of four located in the State Capitol to work with agencies and legislators on systemic solutions.

We have served more than 150,000 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.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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 4/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Chris Walther

Activision Blizzard

Term: 2017 -


Board co-chair

Rick Rosen

WME

Term: 2017 -

Steven Marenberg,

Paul Hastings LLP

James Clark

Arbitrator/Mediator

Susan Friedman

Producer/Director

Clifford Gilbert-Lurie

Ziffren Brittenham LLP

Leslie Gilbert-Lurie

Author, Human Rights Advocate, and Attorney

Barbara Grushow

Barbara Grushow Designs

Jo Kaplan

Commissioner, Los Angeles County Probation

Mitchell Kaplan

Kaplan Stahler Agency

Karen Mack

Author and Producer

Gary Newman

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Mary Ritti

Communications Advisor

Phillip Ruldolph

Jack in the Box (ret.)

José Sanchez

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Toni Schulman

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Alex Romain

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Yasmine Delawarie Johnson

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Trent Copeland

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Bradley Ross

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Chris Walther

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Robert Woolway

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Bruce Rosenblum

Susan Saltz

Child Advocate and Film Producer

Angie Harmon

Actress and Child Advocate

Matthew Babrick

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Dena Cook

Reinvent Capital

Scott Edelman

Gibson Dunn

Alan Epstein

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E. Martin Estrada

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Andrew Garelick

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Gino Isaac

Kris Spazafumo

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Silvia Vannini

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Alex Fixmer

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Karey Burke

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Manuel Cachán

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Rick Rosen

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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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/22/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

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