OUTCOME: A Permanent Family
Connect each young person with a permanent family or committed, caring adult by the time they leave foster care.
OUTCOME: Racially Equitable Services
Make sure each young person leaving foster care has racially and ethnically equitable services and supports.
OUTCOME: A Stable Education
Provide a stable education and postsecondary opportunities for young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood.
OUTCOME: Economic Success
Create opportunities for economic success for all young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood.
OUTCOME: A Place To Live
Provide safe, affordable housing to young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood.
OUTCOME: Physical and Mental Health Care
Provide access to physical and mental health care for young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood.
OUTCOME: Authentic Youth Engagement
Make sure young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood get to shape their own futures.
NEW REPORT: YOUNG PEOPLE MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HOW STATES CAN REMOVE BARRIERS TO NORMALCY
- the requirement for states to implement a “reasonable and prudent parent” standard that allows caregivers to make more daily decisions for young people in their care;
- a mandate that child welfare systems engage all young people in their case planning beginning at age 14; and
- the elimination of the use of the court ordered permanency goal of Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (APPLA) as a permanency goal for children under 16, as well as the addition of case planning and oversight requirements when the goal is used.
Jim Casey Initiative In The News
SUCCESS BEYOND 18 PSA
CHECK OUT HIGHLIGHTS FROM #FALLCONVENING2015
Visit the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative’s YouTube page to view videos of keynote and plenary sessions from the 2015 Fall Convening. Speakers discussed supporting young people across four domains: Social and Emotional Well-Being, Economic Well-Being, Intellectual Development, and Health and Safety.
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News From The Field
With more than 17,000 kids in state custody, Arizona’s child welfare agency is considering rules that advocates for foster children say could drastically reduce the number of foster homes.
The panel is expected to provide recommendations in March, based on more than a dozen meetings it has held around the nation, including a recent one in New York.
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