The Foster Youth Alliance believes all youth deserve to look forward to a bright, productive future.

Every day, we strengthen the system of services for foster and probation youth in Alameda County, California, because when young people are empowered and supported in fulfilling their potential, they thrive.

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New resources available on extended health coverage for former foster youth, including those who move out of state

Unknown-3 New FAQ from Children Now on continuous coverage, and a resource from Juvenile Law Center with instructions on how to apply for Medicaid state by state. Click on the heading to find out more. Read more »

Aware of the new law on sibling visitation effective 1/1/15?

cyc.logo_ On January 1, 2015, Senate Bill 1099 (Steinberg), the Sibling Visitation Rights bill took effect. California Youth Connection (CYC) sponsored this bill, and is taking steps to ensure that youth involved in sibling visitation cases and those that work with or support them, are aware of the changes made by the legislation. Click on the heading to find out more. Read more »

CA Attorney General Kamala Harris Announces Bureau of Children's Justice

Scales of Justice Specific areas of attention and intervention, such as involvement in the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Statewide Task Force are already underway. At a 2/20 convening of stakeholders and experts in Oakland, Harris expressed her commitment to issues related to CSEC, in addition to issues affecting youth in foster care, such as widespread identity theft. Read more »
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