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.
Executive Director: Kristin Mateer
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.
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“The value of having a lawyer is having someone by your side who can advocate for you in court when you may feel uneasy talking in front of a lot of people about your case. They can also let your team know about your goals and any bumps in the road you might face. Sometimes lawyers even keep in touch years later to provide support or be someone to talk to.”
Help Provide a Voice for Children
East Bay Children’s Law Offices protects and defends the rights of children and youth through holistic, vigorous legal advocacy. Your donations can help us provide a voice for children in and out of the courtroom and to promote positive outcomes for them.
•$5,000 can fund surveying 200 clients so their lived experiences can guide our vigorous advocacy.
•$2,500 ensures 12 foster youth have uniquely tailored education plans at school.
•$1,000 means immediate intervention and visits to five youth in juvenile hall.
•$500 can fund a year’s worth of fidget toys, coloring books, and snacks at the courthouse to reduce the traumatic experience of court.
•$100 can fund a roundtrip visit to one of the 46% of our clients who live outside the county.
Younger Family Fund
Zellerbach Family Foundation
The Greg Smith Charitable Fund
Bernard E. & Alba Witkin Charitable
van Loben Sels/RembeRock Foundation
The Morris Stulsaft Foundation
Jennifer & Steve Roop
Bigglesworth Family Foundation
William G. Gilmore Foundation
Share the Spirit
Legal Services Funders Network
Winnie & David Lau
The Barrios Trust
Oakland Athletics Community Fund
Ticket to Dream Foundation
Hartog, Baer, Zabronsky & Verriere
Daniel Kim & Charmaine Wong