Chronicle of Social Change (CA)

Launched in 2013, The Chronicle of Social Change is an online news publication dedicated to solution-based news coverage of child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health and educational issues faced by vulnerable children.
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Primary geographic focus: California
Organization type(s): Media


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The Parent Defender Model Heads West

Ellie Dehghan
Chronicle of Social Change (CA)
May 13, 2019
In September 2018, Patten and Aleguire launched East Bay Family Defenders with a team of 10 attorneys, a social worker and a peer advocate. It is the dream of two lawyers who came from the East Coast, trained to surround vulnerable parents with a needed support system.


Trump Administration Rule Change Could Unleash Hundreds of Millions in Federal Funds to Defend Rights of Parents, Children in Child Protection Cases

John Kelly
Chronicle of Social Change (CA)
February 5, 2019
Most state and local courts have some guarantees of legal support available for kids and parents, even though the Supreme Court has ruled it is not constitutionally required. But child representation is not always provided by a lawyer.

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Majority of Bay Area Homeless Youth Come from Foster Care or Juvenile Justice, Report Says

Sara Tiano
Chronicle of Social Change (CA)
October 22, 2018
Three out of four homeless youth in the Bay Area has been in foster care, the juvenile justice system, or both, according to a study by a key legal aid group in the area.


In Child Welfare, Two Worlds When it Comes to Legal Representation

Vivek Sankaran
Chronicle of Social Change (CA)
September 10, 2018
In one world, parents with resources immediately hire lawyers to help navigate troubled legal terrain. In the other, attorneys are viewed as luxuries, superfluous actors in a system in which the state is entrusted to protect the family’s interests.


Cuts to Legal Aid Would Be Catastrophic for Children

Nisha Kashyap
Chronicle of Social Change (CA)
April 13, 2017
Children are the hidden beneficiaries of legal aid services.

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