The attorneys of Dependency Legal Services (DLS) use the legal process to work toward systems improvement and hold system partners accountable whenever necessary.
As part of these efforts, we draft and advocate for legislation that affects outcomes for families and youth. Our team also provides training and serves as an educational resource so that others working in the legal system are empowered to create change and better serve clients using our experience and expertise.
Recent Legislative Accomplishments
Dependency Legal Services co-sponsored three bills that were signed into law by Governor Newsome in 2021. As with all of our legislative efforts, we strive to advocate for policy changes that support families, increase reunification and promote stability for foster youth throughout California.
Training & Education
Knowledge sharing is an essential part of achieving positive outcomes for families in California and beyond. DLS provides the highest level of attorney training, mentoring, and supervision to its staff and contractors. In addition, DLS attorneys use publications, teaching and training opportunities to strengthen skills and serve as a resource for others in the field.
Are you interested in training from Dependency Legal Services? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know about your needs and interests.