Assembly Bill 12 was signed into law on September 30, 2010, and took effect on January 1, 2012. AB 12, and the subsequent AB 212, implement provisions of the Federal Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (PL 110-351) to improve outcomes for youth in foster care. A provision of the Federal Fostering Connections to Success law permits states to extend Title IV-E assistance to eligible child welfare or probation youth who remain in foster care up to age 21.
But how has this worked out for youth in care? This one-day convening will examine outcome data of youth in care, review and clarify policy updates and unexpected consequences of AB 12, and take a closer look at strategies for partnering with youth in care.
- Review outcome data of youth in care: what we now know about the youth we serve and decisions they have made
- Examine unintended consequences of legislation, policy and service options
- Learn from counties’ strategies and programs they have developed to serve youth in care