We could use your help. If you are interested in making a corporate donation for 2008, please e-mail Michael Robinson. As always, thank you for your generous support!
Never Far Apart
A heart warming children's book written by a military parent for military parents and their children. This book attempts to build a bridge from deployed service member to child and let the child know that though duty calls, and Mom or Dad may not be home for awhile, the child and service member are Never Far Apart.
You can buy this heart-felt book by Lt. Gary by visiting Never Far Apart. Best of all, you receive a great deal while benefiting CAFC since a portion of book sales will be donated to CAFC!
Every Single Girlís Guide to Her Future Husbandís Last Divorce
Award winning filmmaker, parallel entrepreneur and unabashed author Adryenn Ashley achieves the impossible: using laugh-out-loud humor she delivers essential financial and legal information so effectively, you actually get it.. Read more on our resources page here.
Best of all, you receive a great deal while benefiting CAFC since a portion of book sales will be donated to CAFC!
Help Us By Buying A Phone
Buying your phones and plans through Phones For Good is a snap, and it will help raise money for CAFC!
Simply visit the store to find the phone and plan that works best for you, place your order online or by phone through one of their telesales agents.
Best of all, you receive a great deal while benefiting CAFC!
The California Alliance for Families and Children (CAFC) is a gender-neutral 501(c)(3) organization based in Sacramento, California. We are dedicated to ensuring that the family laws of California provide equal and fair treatment to all affected parties: men, women and children alike. CAFC is an advocacy group with experts in the field of family law: attorneys and members of law enforcement; mental and medical health practitioners; financial and economic specialists; media and legislative policy consultants and advocates. Our goal is to bring about legislative reform to ensure that California's family laws are balanced, fair and just. Read more about us.
Most recently, CAFC has been instrumental in bringing about state and Federal changes to protect the parental rights of military parents. CAFC was also just successful in its efforts to lobby California legislators and organize opposition to AB 164, a bill that would have denied thousands of California non-custodial parents the right to receive their children's school records.
The CAFC is recognized as one of the most successful parent rights groups in the nation. However, its continued success depends upon your support, both personal and financial. Your donation can help us continue our advocacy efforts, hire additional legal resources, and allow us to expand our very successful education programs.
The Domestic Violence Conference of the Decade!
From Ideology to Inclusion 2009:
Special Guest Appearance by Erin Pizzey, Founder of the Domestic Violence Shelter Movement
Domestic Violence Training DVDs Now Available!
The founders, pioneers and today's most respected experts together from the, one-of-a-kind, historic conference, "From Ideology to Inclusion: Evidence-Based Policy and Intervention in Domestic Violence." February 15-16, 2008, Sacramento, California.
Federal Employees Can Now Contribute to CAFC
CAFC has just been added to the Sacramento-NorCal 2008 Combined Federal Campaign Donor List. The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the only authorized solicitation of Federal employees in their workplaces on behalf of approved charitable organizations. The CFC began in the early 1960ís to coordinate the fundraising efforts of various charitable organizations so that the Federal donor would only be solicited once in the workplace and have the opportunity to make charitable contributions through payroll deduction. Federal employees continue to make the CFC the largest and most successful workplace philanthropic fundraiser in the world. Continuing a long-standing tradition of selfless giving, in 2007, Federal employees raised over $273 million dollars for charitable causes around the world.
By designating where your CFC contribution will go, you ensure that your donation goes to meet the needs that you feel are most important. You may designate the organizations of your choice where indicated on your pledge form by entering the five-digit code and the amount you wish to pledge.
If you wish to donate to CAFC, please use our specific CFC code: 73567 "CA Alliance For Families & Children (916)749-4033 cafcusa.org EIN#201670964. The CA Alliance for families and children is a statewide educational/advocacy organization working to ensure fair policies and treatment in family law for our military men and women. 3.3% P"
CAFC 2008 Mid-Year Report
We have completed our CAFC Mid-Year Report for 2008 -- read all about it here. This report is full of good news and tremendous successes. Unfortunately, it also harbors very somber news: CAFC will have to suspend its activities at the end of this year unless we are able to obtain a reasonable and stable funding source to support the efforts of our volunteers and our hard-working, under-paid Executive Director, Michael Robinson. Please read our report, and if you are sufficiently impressed by our efforts (and we are sure you will be impressed), contact us right away about making a recurring donation or establishing an ongoing source of funding.
CAFC Historic 2008 Domestic Violence Conference a Major Success
CAFC wrapped up a truly historic domestic violence conference that was held in Sacramento on February 15 and 16, 2008. CAFC was proud to sponsor the conference, which was co-sponsored by the Family Violence Treatment and Education Association (FAVTEA). The conference also featured many of the speakers from the National Family Violence Legislative Resource Center (NFVLRC). Read the story of this year's conference..
CAFC Sponsors Daddy Hunger Screening
On April 18, 2008, Ray Upchurch, producer of
CAFC Opposed to "Bad Dad" Reality Show
Fox Television is looking at a new reality show entitled "Bad Dads. The premise is that Jim Durham, director of the National Child Support Center, functions as a sort of 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' for tracking deadbeats...." The show will target fathers who are behind on their child support by making their lives miserable -- foreclosing on their house, repossessing their car. [Durham] will squeeze them.... CAFC wholeheartedly agrees that there are some "bad Dads" who have the financial means and legal obligation to support their children. They should pay, period -- no excuses. These men, however, are a small minority compared to most fathers, who struggle to meet their obligations, often while supporting a second family. Read the full story.
CAFC Impact Seen On Paternity Fraud Bill
CAFC was successful in getting SB 1333 (Ashburn) introduced to fix confusion regarding a recent law that was meant to allow genetic testing to disprove falsely alleged or incorrectly determined paternity. Based on the testimony of CAFC's Michael Robinson and others, we were successful getting the bill passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 25 on a 5-0 vote. As a result, the bill will likely be on a consent calendar from here on out. Read the full story.
CAFC Impact Seen In COAP Report
On March 10, 2008, the California Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) released its 2008 report on the Compromise Of Arrears Program (COAP). The report states that since its implementation in 2004, COAP has "demonstrated effectiveness in reducing arrears." The report further lauds the program as "a valuable tool for collecting arrears that were once deemed uncollectible and reducing California's growing child support arrears balance." It allows noncustodial parents to compromise child support arrears in exchange for partial repayment and in some cases current child support to the family. CAFC sees this as a win-win for everyone. Read the full story.