Thursday, September 15, 2011
Children’s Law Center to Honor Moreno at Event Tonight
By a MetNews Staff Writer
A celebration and fundraiser benefiting the Children’s Law Center of California is scheduled to take place this evening at the Japanese American National Museum.
The 6 p.m. benefit is also slated to honor retired California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno, a spokesperson for the group said.
Executive Director Leslie Starr Heimov said she was “thrilled to have the community’s support as we gather this year to ensure CLC’s continued ability to provide each and every foster child with the quality legal representation they need and deserve.”
She emphasized that after 21 years of operations, “CLC remains wholly committed to our mission to ensure that each and every child has his or her voice heard both in and out of the courtroom.”
CLC’s attorneys and social work investigators work as advocates for the nearly 30,000 abused and neglected youth in Los Angeles and Sacramento counties, guiding them through the foster care system and accompanying court process.
Scheduled events for the evening include live entertainment and a silent auction featuring a gift basket with a ‘CSI Miami’ script signed by the cast, donated by actress Emily Procter. A raffle for a 2011 KIA Soul, donated by Onnik Mehrabian of Glendale KIA, is also planned.
The museum is located at 369 East First Street, in Los Angeles.
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