In 2019, the Walter S. Johnson Foundation invested
in three legal organizations in California who were
implementing high-quality representation for children
and parents separated by the foster care system:
Dependency Legal Services (Marin and Solano
Counties), East Bay Children’s Law Offices (Alameda
County) and East Bay Family Defenders (Alameda
County). The presenting question was whether
following certain attributes of legal representation
would improve outcomes for children and families.
The answer was a resounding Yes.

FJI Demonstration Sites Final Report 2021