AB 1712


CoCo County Sets Record Straight on Bubble Foster Youth

Foster care staff address Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on June 5th. By Tasion Kwamilele & Daniel Heimpel Responding to a slew of media reports surrounding Contra Costa County’s policy of cutting off foster care for youth at age 19, District 4 Supervisor Karen Mitchoff requested an oral report at the Contra Costa County’s Board of Supervisors meeting this week “There have been two negative stories in our local paper about this, and I wanted the real story, or more fleshing of facts shall we say, out in the public,” Mitchoff said during Tuesday’s hearing in Martinez, CA.


Bubble Bill on Way to CA State Senate

Assm. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) adresses foster youth on the Capitol steps in Sacramento in run-up to AB 1712’s passage in the State Assembly. By. Amabelle Ocampo On May 30th a bill that would clarify how foster care is extended in California passed the State Assembly with a unanimous 76-0 vote.


Major Hurdle Cleared in Effort to Bridge Foster Care Funding Gap

By Orville Thomas A key legislative committee today approved a bill aimed at providing services to foster youth after they turn 19. Assembly Bill 1712 passed through the California State Assembly Committee on Appropriations with a 12-0 vote today, with the committee’s five Republicans abstaining.


Hope for Some Foster Youth on the Bubble

Two of California’s most populous counties announced recently that they will protect services for foster youths caught in a legislative loophole, but another – San Bernardino County – says it simply cannot afford to shoulder the financial cost.