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Harvard Law School Child Advocacy Program Guest Lecture by Deborah Dentler “Child Welfare: Foster Care System Reform”

Watch the video recorded lecture “Child Welfare: Foster Care System Reform” by Deborah Dentler on February 8th, 2018.

Advocates for Foster Children Announce Victory in Landmark Lawsuit Against Troubled Child Welfare System in Los Angeles

Settlement Will Correct Systemic Wrongdoing by DCFS A judgment was entered today, October 19, 2017, in Los Angeles Superior Court in a landmark lawsuit filed by three former foster parents and the nonprofit organization Advokids. Filed in November 2014, the lawsuit, titled Advokids et al. v. Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. […]

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About Deborah Dentler

Ms. Dentler holds bachelor's and master's degrees in history, and a law degree from UCLA. She specializes in juvenile dependency cases in California’s appellate courts (where she typically represents biological parents and foster children). An adoptive parent herself, she is often consulted by foster parents seeking information about court procedures. She has substantial experience in legislative drafting, legislative advocacy, organizational consulting and grant writing. She is a frequent presenter and guest lecturer on the subject of foster parent rights and juvenile court laws and procedures.You can find out more about her here and here.

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