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About.

Who We Are:

We are an all-volunteer group of retirees and citizens from diverse professions addressing public and private child welfare disciplines in Los Angeles County.

Membership includes individuals from Los Angeles County Probation, Department of Children and Family Services, former independent living service providers, transitional youth advocacy groups, education, mental health, mentoring, immigration, youth homelessness, juvenile justice, and the arts.

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Purpose

Our Purpose

CITY uses its experience and expertise in a way to promote positive and specific social impact on policies and programs serving Los Angeles County transition aged youth and young adults, ages 14-24. We focus on areas that are overlooked, under-served, and/or poorly defined by public agencies, but the potential of adding value and purpose to the lives of young people preparing to leave the child welfare system or those recently embarking on an independent life.

Goal

Our Goal

System-involved youth and young adults will identify, gain and apply critical independent living skills prior to exiting the child welfare system, will be able to access appropriate resources and will each have at least one positive, caring relationship with an adult to support their transition to independent living.

Strategy

Our Strategy

We partner with public and private entities to identify and research issues, analyze challenges, offer suggestions for improvement and, if needed, participate in any efforts to address and correct deficiencies. In doing this, we highlight unmet needs and uncover system flaws both by participating in public forums, issuing written reports and by using the print media to bring issues to the attention of the public.