The California Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership released a report about the important role the courts play in the child welfare system.  The numbers speak for themselves.  A 2015-2016 study measured the cost of providing representation to children and families in the dependency system at $202.9 million statewide.  For the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the California Judicial Council has allocated $114.7 million covering only 56 percent of the needed funding.

Click here to read the study: On Balance– The Courts and Child Welfare

How does this affect EBCLO?  Starting September 1, 2016, we are receiving $17,946.18 less from the State of California each month.  Want to help make up the difference?  Donate on our website today!