Foster Youth Advocate to Change the System that Raised Them
Over 10 years starting in 2000, Jasmine, now 23, moved through three foster homes, two group homes, five high schools, and eventually aged out of the foster care system. Jasmine is an alumni of Youth Fostering Change, an engagement program at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia.
Time to Give Foster Parents a Voice
Almost everyone who attends a court hearing concerning a foster child has some legal standing, except the foster parents. The foster parents who have 24/7 knowledge of the child in their care and the possibility of providing permanence have a diminished voice or no voice at all.