Report: A Quarter of California’s Foster Students are Chronically Absent from School
Foster youth in California schools have a rate of chronic absenteeism far higher than the general student population, according to data available for the first time from the state’s Department of Education (DOE).
Foster Youth Leader Running for Oakland City Council
Twenty-six-year old Sokhom Mao has decided to run for Oakland City Council’s second district seat. While there is still ample time before the July 1st 2014 filing date, the former foster youth and current commissioner on both the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission and the Oakland Citizen’s Police Review Board plans to amass a “war chest” going into next year’s election cycle.