Terrick Bakhit introduces himself in a sales job training in San Diego, California, September 24, 2014. Bakhit has completed his GED, but never held a job, despite looking for one for the past three years. Bakhit is a former foster child who’s struggled to make his way as an adult. He spent his 18th birthday incarcerated after a three-minute joyride in his group home van, so is unable to take advantage of AB12 – California legislation that gives assistance to foster youth as they transition 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.”