Proud Dads by Glen Riggs

“Do you want to adopt a little boy?”  That is how our journey started to becoming dads.  I remember laying in bed that night next to my husband, Keith – my mind turning.  We just had dinner with my visiting family, and they mentioned that one of our cousins, Bryan was...

On Being an Asian Foster Youth by Jessica Mi

My name is Jessica Mi. I am a former foster youth, Stanford graduate, and between the ages of 14 and 21, I was a client of East Bay Children’s Law Offices. I am also Chinese-American, and while in foster care I was one of very few Asian-American youth in the system....

Know Your Rights Trainings

Thanks to UC Hastings Ralph Abascal Fellow CJ Connolly and UC Berkeley law students Betsy Marshall ’22 and Ben Sachrison ’24, EBCLO hosted its first Know Your Rights Presentation for foster youth in Short Term Residential Therapeutic Programs (previously known as...

Family Justice Initiative Report

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...