December 5, 2017

Growing up in the foster care system has unique challenges beyond average ‘teenage’ problems.  Foster youth report how differently they feel and are treated in comparison to peers. The Court of Appeals in San Diego leveled one obstacle that did indeed treat them differ...

October 20, 2017

The John Burton Advocates for Youth Foundation has just released the 2017 Annual Report on the status of Non-Minor Dependents (NMD's) in California. The John Burton Advocates for Youth provide affordable housing and supportive services to youth transitioning from Calif...

July 19, 2017

Friday, August 18, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

San Diego City College

1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

Passport to Life is aimed at youth ages 14 to 24 who are on probation or have been on probation in San Diego County. The event offers user-friendly information about...

June 20, 2017

Carolyn Griesemer, Executive Director and co-founder of Children's Legal Services, was featured in a recent San Diego Union Tribune article.

Carolyn Griesemer has a theory that she was born with a desire to help other people, particularly children.

“As far back as I can...

June 14, 2017

Children's Legal Services of San Diego was featured in another Voices of San Diego article highlighting the effects of state budget cuts on the lawyers that represent children in foster care.

"State government, in a way, is paying more attention to the foster care syste...

May 19, 2017

Coming of Age is a phrase typically associated with celebrations and the hope of unlimited possibilities as a child crosses from childhood into adulthood. It is anything but this optimistic picture for youth in the foster care system. Each year, approximately 300 foste...

May 10, 2017

Executive Director, Carolyn Griesemer, provided insight on how children are effected in deportation cases in this Voices of San Diego article:

May 10, 2017


Children’s Legal Services of San Diego, Inc. protects and defends the rights of children and youth in San Diego County through quality and compassionate legal advocacy. CLSSD provides a voice for children and youth in and out of the court system, in order to pro...

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