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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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By FC Steve — Mar 4, 2011

Landrieu Introduces Foster Care Mentoring Act FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3/02/11 Bill aims to connect foster youth with supportive adult mentors. WASHINGTON — United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., introduced the Foster Care Mentoring Act of 2011... Read more

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By Celeste — Jul 31, 2010

On December 17th, 2009, Senators Chuck Grassley from Iowa and Mary Landrieu from Louisiana announced they will be forming a Senate Caucus on Foster Youth. It's exciting news, particularly because the Caucus is in response to a direct request from... Read more

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By Celeste — Apr 30, 2010

Please help get cosponsors for the " Fostering Success in Education Act "... call your Senator today! The Fostering Success in Education Act (S. 2801), introduced by US Senators Patty Murray and Al Franken, establishes a... Read more

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By FC Steve — Feb 19, 2010

Please help get cosponsors for the " Children's Budget Act "... call your Senator today! The Children's Budget Act will let America know what is being spent on young people in our country. Over the last 5 years the... Read more