Posts Tagged ‘ Fostering Connections to Success ’

Report Released: Youth Homelessness in the Era of AB 12

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- When AB 12, California’s Fostering Connections to Success Act, became law in January 2012, it opened a door to the possibility of safety and stability for older homeless youth and youth at risk of homelessness by providing for the expansion of federally funded, mandated supports and services to foster youth ages 18-21. We launched the Alameda County AB 12 Homeless Youth Demonstration Project to coincide with the implementation of this extraordinary new law.

Media Roundup

- In our news roundup this week: an article in support of LGBTQ foster youth by Commissioner Bryan Samuels, and coverage of progress in some quarters (and lack thereof in others) in developing online health passport systems for foster youth. Read More...Read more »

It’s Official: AB12 Is Law in California

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- 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...Read more »

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