Allyson Bendell, 17, poses for a portrait at a foster home in the Sierra foothills. Bendell had previously lived in group homes that frequently called the police.
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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.”