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By Celeste — Sep 27, 2016

Earlier this month, our colleagues at California Youth Connection (CYC) submitted a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer, who has placed a hold on the Family First Prevention Services Act (S. 3065/H.R. 5456). We at FosterClub admire the work of CYC, but... Read more

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By Ryan FC — Jul 21, 2016

FosterClub young leader, Rachel Scott (Washington) and Rochelle Fraenig (Michigan), traveled to Washington D.C. in order to meet with the First Lady and participate in the Beating the Odds Summit and represent the foster youth voice. First Lady... Read more

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By FCJessica — May 5, 2016

Los Angeles County is a major hub and transit route for sex-trafficked youth. 70% of these youth come from foster care. In 2015, they launched new strategies to address their serious problem of sex-trafficked children with the help of... Read more

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By Celeste — Jan 19, 2016

Cortney Jones spent 10 years in and out of the Texas foster care system, and joined the National Foster Youth and Alumni Policy Council in October of 2014. Youth homelessness is an issue close to Cortney's heart. She recently wrote a blog for the... Read more

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By FCJessica — Jan 8, 2016

The proposed legislation aims at improving permanency for young people. This includes - whenever possible - helping families stay together so that children don’t have to experience the heartache of entering foster care. For those young people who DO... Read more

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By Celeste — Oct 5, 2015

On October 5, 2015, Council members gathered in Washington D.C. to share their policy priorities around youth who crossover to the Juvenile Justice systems and youth experiencing homelessness. Council members met with the U.S. Department of Housing... Read more

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By FosterClub — Apr 9, 2015

BY DAVID CRARY AP NATIONAL WRITER Not so long ago, if foster children in Florida wanted to spend the night at a friend's house, the parents hosting the sleepover faced a criminal background check. Taking the kids on an out-of-state vacation required... Read more

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By FosterClub — Apr 7, 2015

The Afordable Care Act (ACA) includes Medicaid coverage for foster youth up to age 26. The legislation was considered a huge victory for youth from the foster care system. However, the law is only as good as it’s implementation. For some... it’s... Read more

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By Celeste — Oct 1, 2014

On September 29, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (H.R. 4980). This new law takes important steps forward in preventing vulnerable foster youth from becoming victims of trafficking... Read more

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By Celeste — Nov 9, 2012

Council members of the National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council met on October 9, 2012, with the George Sheldon, Assistant Secretary of the Administration for Children and Families, to discuss reducing foster youth vulnerability to... Read more

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