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AB 12 signed by Governor

Just moments ago, Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 12! With this legislation, 1 in 5 youth who “age out” nationally will receive the support of the foster care system to age 21, ending an era of neglect and providing youth in foster care with the same common-sense assistance provided to children from in-tact families. Thousands of […]

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September 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

President Kicks Off Foster Care Month

President Barack Obama kicked off National Foster Care Month by issuing a proclamation recognizing the promise and potential of youth in care. In his statement he highlighted some of the goals and accomplishments of his administration as they pertain to youth in care. The proclamation also celebrates the child welfare workforce and the foster parents […]

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May 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month, a time to come together on behalf of the nearly 500,000 American children who are in foster care because their own families are in crisis and unable to provide for their essential wellbeing. Through my work with these young people, I know how resilient they can be. Foster children […]

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April 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

Did you know…

The Governor’s $120 million cut to Child Welfare Services ($80 million General Fund)… dramatically reduces services across multiple programs, which together, form the backbone of California’s child welfare system, including child welfare workers, emancipation stipends, support for relative caregivers, THP-Plus and Chafee grants. And, though the cut translates into a mere 0.4% savings in the […]

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March 18, 2010 in Uncategorized