September 30, 2010 - Are you sitting down? Governor Schwarzenegger has just signed AB12 into law! This legislation will provide older foster youth a chance at the bright, productive future they deserve. Beginning in 2012, AB 12 will extend support for foster youth to age 21, rather than turning them out on the street when they reach age 18, as the system has done for years.
The state will also receive millions of dollars in federal funds to support California's KinGAP program, which annually assists more than 14,000 former foster children living with relative guardians.
A huge thank you is due every young person, professional, and community member who travelled to Sacramento with us, who wrote letters, sent faxes, or emails, and who brought their passion and commitment to the well being of transition age foster and probation youth. Today, let's all take time out to celebrate!
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