Under Construction: Policies that Shape the New York Child Welfare System
March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Youth Voices Rising as we explore two specific policies “Family First Prevention Services Act” which promotes foster placement with family or close friends (kin) rather than in group homes and the “Raise the Age” bill which will allow 16 and 17-year-olds to be placed into the juvenile justice system. Often, these teens become “crossover youth” and simultaneously experience both systems. Our panelists, all who have experienced the NY foster care system, will discuss whether policies are actually helping to shape foster youth for success, or if policies need to be reshaped to better support foster youth.