Joseph Bakhit listens to a Spanish class lecture at UC Berkeley, September 29, 2014. Bakhit is a former foster child and UC Berkeley student, double majoring in Peace and Conflict and Art. California’s AB12 legislation provides him with a stipend of $838 per month until age 21, in an effort to ease the transition from the foster care system into adulthood.
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Former #fosteryouth Pamela Price assumed office last month as the first Black district attorney serving Alameda County, California.
The portal is part of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families’ efforts to “increase and diversify the population of licensed and kinship caregivers, group care facilities, and Child Placing Agencies.”