Family Justice Initiative Report
In December 2021, East Bay Children’s Law Offices, East Bay Family Defenders and Dependency Legal Services released results about their participation in the Family Justice Initiative as demonstration sites since 2019. Funded by the Walter S. Johnson Foundation to demonstrate attributes of high quality lawyering for children and families in the child welfare court system, the three agencies, across three counties, tracked and measured various outcomes and found correlations between high quality interdisciplinary legal services and improved outcomes for children and families.
Through Dec. 31, 2022, a portion of every donation will be matched thanks to a generous challenge grant from the Walter S. Johnson Foundation.
Children Should Be Seen & Heard!
Donations of all sizes can make an outsized difference in the lives of children and youth East Bay Children’s Law Offices serves.
$5,000 ensures 25 children have vigorous representation in juvenile court hearings
$2,500 supports 12 foster youth having uniquely tailored education plans at school
$1,000 means immediate intervention and visits to five kids in juvenile hall
$500 funds a stipend to a client who becomes a youth advisory board member
$100 buys two backpacks stuffed with everything a kindergartener needs to be ready for school
The Mission of East Bay Children’s Law Offices is to protect and defend the rights of children and youth through holistic, vigorous legal advocacy. EBCLO strives to provide a voice for children in and out of the courtroom and to promote positive outcomes for them.
Executive Director: Kristin Mateer
Begin to Build a Relationship
We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.
Growing up with other adults making every decision for you and your future is hard and uncomfortable because you think it’s your life, right? Nobody chooses the shoes they walk in. Taking back your life is when you start speaking up for yourself and advocating for what you want and making your own choices. I had the opportunity while in foster care to have an EBCLO attorney who was there for me fighting alongside me for what I wanted. Partnering with East Bay Children’s Law Offices now to create a youth advisory board is allowing youth like me to speak up and tell their attorneys how to better support them as clients. Seeing youth speaking up is seeing youth thrive. With EBCLO, thriving is a possibility.
Victoria Bullock & Maria Rodriguez*
Becky & Chip Conradi* Hartog, Baer & Hand* James Isbester
Daniel Kim & Charmaine Wong* Matt & Jill Korpita* Jennifer Lee
Marta McLeod & Angie Remington*
Jen & Steve Roop*
The Younger Family*
*Major donor | **Board member
***Major donor and board member