Susan Abrams, Director of Policy and Training
Children’s Law Center of California

Susan Abrams is CLC’s Director of Policy and Training. Ms. Abrams started in 2005 as an Equal Justice Works fellow and then worked as a staff attorney with a caseload of several hundred clients. She transitioned to focus on macro level policy work in 2011 and is now responsible for developing and implementing CLC’s public policy priorities and legislative advocacy. Ms. Abrams has worked on over 20 pieces of legislation on such topics as extended foster care, relative placement, preserving sibling relationships and supporting young parents in foster care. She also manages the training program at CLC and provides child welfare related trainings throughout the state. Ms. Abrams co-founded and serves as Board President for Happy Trails for Kids, a non-profit that provides overnight summer camp for children in foster care.