New Laws Strengthen Educational, Other Supports for Calif. Foster Youth

October 14, 2015

Chronicle of Social Change - October 14, 2015
This month, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed a raft of legislation aimed at improving the lives of children and youth in foster care. In addition to the package of bills designed to stem the overprescribing of psychotropic medication for foster youth, and AB 403 which will greatly reduce the number of youth placed in group homes, Brown signed several other significant foster care bills before last Sunday’s midnight deadline. The legislation aims to bolster educational support for foster youth, preserve and strengthen the bond between parenting foster youth and their children, and in a landmark piece of legislation, extend protections to transgender foster youth

https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/analysis/new-laws-strengthen-educational-supports-calif-foster-youth/13778.