The Children’s Rights Society and the Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) announced recently that the two agencies have collaborated to form a new education mentoring program known as Special Advocates for a Greater Education (SAGE).
Karen Riley is the chief attorney and executive director of the Children’s Rights Society, a legal services agency for children in Orange County, which represents hundreds of children in foster care in Orange County.
“Every day our attorneys and social workers see the effects that trauma, abuse and neglect have on the kids involved in the child welfare system,” Riley said in the press release announcing the new program. “It’s clear that these factors have a negative effect on their education. We believe that with the proper support from a