What is an Ombudsman?

Do you ever wish there was just one person in foster care who looked out for your best interests? Many youth have Court Appointed Special Advocates or a Guardian ad litem (CASA/GAL) but these individuals are meant to look out for a youth's best interest which may be different than what the youth wants. They also may not have frequent contact with youth. This article explains more what an ombudsman can do

Federal Legislation Includes Youth Rights, Normalcy, and More

The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act includes more than prevention. It also addresses youth rights in foster care, normalcy, alternative options to permanent foster care, and more. Although this bill has passed the House, it still needs to pass the Senate in order for President Obama to sign it into law. The Senate will be back in session and able to vote in September. You can contact your Senators right now to share your story and encourage them to think of you while considering this bill.

Oregon Releases Foster Youth Bill of Rights

Recently Oregon passed Senate Bill 123. This bill outlines new rights for youth in foster care in Oregon. This bill could not have been made possible without the dedication from Oregon Foster youth Connection, a youth advisory board made up of current and former foster youth. These rights took effect January 1st, 2014 and can be found at the link below.

Oregon Foster Youth Bill of Rights

 

 

Oregon Youth Help Hire New Foster Care Ombudsman

Oregon youth are helping hire the new foster care ombudsman. Who better to help hire the person to protect their rights, than the youth.

What is an ombudsman? An ombudsman is a person hired to help protect the rights of an individual. This person will help youth file complaints when they have them and also make sure that the new youth rights list gets out to youth across Oregon. Oregon is one of the only states who has an ombudsman specifically for foster youth!

What is an Ombudsman?

Do you ever wish there was just one person in foster care who looked out for your best interests? Many youth have Court Appointed Special Advocates or a Guardian ad litem (CASA/GAL) but these individuals are meant to look out for a youth's best interest which may be different than what the youth wants. They also may not have frequent contact with youth. This article explains more what an ombudsman can do

Federal Legislation Includes Youth Rights, Normalcy, and More

The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act includes more than prevention. It also addresses youth rights in foster care, normalcy, alternative options to permanent foster care, and more. Although this bill has passed the House, it still needs to pass the Senate in order for President Obama to sign it into law. The Senate will be back in session and able to vote in September. You can contact your Senators right now to share your story and encourage them to think of you while considering this bill.

Oregon Releases Foster Youth Bill of Rights

Recently Oregon passed Senate Bill 123. This bill outlines new rights for youth in foster care in Oregon. This bill could not have been made possible without the dedication from Oregon Foster youth Connection, a youth advisory board made up of current and former foster youth. These rights took effect January 1st, 2014 and can be found at the link below.

Oregon Foster Youth Bill of Rights

 

 

Oregon Youth Help Hire New Foster Care Ombudsman

Oregon youth are helping hire the new foster care ombudsman. Who better to help hire the person to protect their rights, than the youth.

What is an ombudsman? An ombudsman is a person hired to help protect the rights of an individual. This person will help youth file complaints when they have them and also make sure that the new youth rights list gets out to youth across Oregon. Oregon is one of the only states who has an ombudsman specifically for foster youth!

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