Posts by Tabatha Kallman
TIME: ‘They’re Anxious.’ Separated Migrant Children in Foster Care Are Now in Limbo
Claws for a Cause in Tiburon on 9/15/18
Please join us for a deliciously fun evening in support of Advokids! A delectable full lobster dinner including appetizers, wine, champagne, and dessert will be served in a waterfront setting. Learn MoreRead More
What Can I Expect When I Call Advokids?
When you make your initial call to our office, you will speak with a member of our team who will take you through a 5-10 minute structured intake. This intake gives the hotline staff relevant information about the child in the case, including where the case is in regards to the juvenile dependency timeline.The…Read More
Fear less, AB 12 is here!
I emancipated out of the foster care system back in 2009, before AB 12 was passed in California. As a teenager, I feared high school graduation. Not because I wasn’t going to graduate, but because I knew that shortly after graduation I would emancipate out of foster care. Although the foster care system had…Read More
Advokids – Your Legislative Watch Dog
Updated December 2, 2015 Did you know that this legislative session, Advokids is diligently watching proposed legislation that affects California’s foster children? Get Involved! Go to http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov for more information about these bills. You can also contact your local legislator to urge them to support the bills that will bring about positive changes for foster children in California.…Read More
AG Announces Bureau of Children’s Justice
Advokids supports CA Attorney General Kamala Harris‘ new Bureau of Children’s Justice, aimed at repairing our broken foster care system and protecting our most vulnerable population, foster children. As first order of business, the Attorney General issued a letter urging all California counties to evaluate their current oversight and enforcement practices. The letter references recent efforts of the Attorney General’s…Read More
A Safety Net for California Foster Children
The 110-page report by the Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law, titled “Shame on the U.S.,” outlines the negligence of our government to protect children and enforce federal child welfare laws at the state level. “Our culture and much of our media — just like all three branches of our federal…Read More