News & Events
Registration is still open for DAC's 2012 Giving Back Benefit on May 10th
Please join us in celebrating 12 years of the Mentor Parent Program. We are pleased to be honoring the vision of Judge Katherine Lucero as well as the Program's First Mentor Parent, Barbara Bond. Joining us to present this year's awards to these deserving recipients are Judge Leonard Edwards and Supervisor Dave Cortese. To view our online invitation to this event please click here. To buy tickets for the event, please fax, email or mail in the completed Registration form found here. Please contact Preeti Mishra at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions about Registration, Sponsorship or Donations. We look forward to seeing you at the event!
Special thanks to the following early event sponsors: Laurie Herscher, Gautam Godhwani, Grace Choe and Russ Hedgpeth, RagingWire Enterprise Solutions, Josh Holian and Sandy Choi.
Mentor Parent Profile - Marcie's Story
Our Mentor Parents share their personal stories of trauma and triumph with parents who are new to the child welfare system. This shared experience forms the basis for a powerful and effective peer mentoring relationship.
To read Marcie's inspiring and courageous story, please click here.
Save the Date - May 10, 2012!
Dependency Advocacy Center is moving!
On September 24, 2011, DAC will be moving its offices to the Community Towers building located at 111 W. Saint John Street in San Jose, CA. To find a specific suite number for one of DAC's offices or to locate a particular DAC staff member, please click here. In preparation for this move, our phone, fax and internet lines will be down beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23rd. We anticipate being able to resume business as usual on Monday, September 26th.
Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to continuing to provide excellent service to our clients from our new location!
October 4, 2011
Welcome to our website
Welcome to the launch of Dependency Advocacy Center’s first website. We opened our doors on October 1, 2008 and have been eagerly awaiting this opportunity to share with a larger audience the incredible work being performed by our dedicated team of attorneys, social workers, paralegals, mentor parents and administrative professionals. Since its inception, DAC has provided zealous legal advocacy to over 1,500 parents and children struggling to understand and navigate the juvenile dependency system in Santa Clara County. Our staff members are passionate about the work we do and actively participate in all of Santa Clara County’s specialized child welfare courts—Dependency Drug Treatment Court, Family Wellness Court, Teen Court, Middle School Education Court. DAC is unique in its holistic approach to parent representation. We are one of the first law offices of our kind to incorporate the use of both in-house social workers and mentor parents as part of a client’s legal team. Please take a few minutes to peruse our website. In the coming months, we hope to incorporate additional content relevant to both dependency practitioners and clients. If you have any questions or suggestions, please email them to email@example.com.
Mar 01, 2011
February is California Parent Leadership Month
Congratulations are in order! As part of California Parent Leadership Month, we are proud to announce that DAC’s Mentor Parent Program received a Program Leadership Award in recognition of its exemplary work in meaningfully engaging Parent Leaders in planning, implementation, and evaluation of their program. In addition, our first Mentor Father Steve Ashley, received a well-deserved Outstanding Parent Leader Award for having gone the “extra-mile” to support and partner with families, participate on planning committees, assist with program development, help families become empowered and make a difference in his community. DAC’s Kimberly Sanchez and Julia Maestas also received honorable mentions for their exceptional work in meaningfully partnering with Parent Leaders to strengthen services for children and families. The California State Parent Team, The California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention, and Parents Anonymous Inc. hosted the Statewide conference that bestowed these leadership awards on our worthy recipients and we are grateful for the honor. To find out how you can help sustain this important program or for more information about how the program works, please contact Hilary Kushins (firstname.lastname@example.org) or AnnaLisa Chung (email@example.com).
Feb 01, 2011