It’s Official: AB12 Is Law in California

- 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!

3 Responses to It’s Official: AB12 Is Law in California

  1. ROSHAWNDA on January 26, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Big thanks to everyone who lended a helping hand in getting law ab12 in effect.

    • mary on March 1, 2012 at 9:42 am

      i would like everyone who put their time and effort in giving present and former foster youth a new chance of independency. i am a teen mother and i am currently in a group home and i will be using the ab12 plan to my advantage. it is such a great thing to know that theire is people who care for us foster youth and dont want to see us fail like similar cases in the past. i hope this law will help of youth in such a way that it will help me. thank you all and god bless you!!

  2. denise on April 30, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    thank you to every1 who helped to put this law in effect. i am currently in a group home and have just turned 18. i will be the first in my county to do a s.i.l.p. arrangement. if it werent for this law id be out on the streets again.

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