Assemblymember Mike Gipson
Facebook and Advocates Agree: California Bill Increasing Internet Access for Systems-Involved Youth is a Good Idea
California Governor Jerry Brown has until October 15 to determine the fate of Assembly Bill 811, legislation that would mandate “reasonable access” to the internet for juvenile justice-involved youth and foster youth.
Strengthening California’s Foster Youth Bill of Rights
In 2001, California passed the sweeping Foster Youth Bill of Rights into law. The law’s goals were ambitious. It intended both to inform the state’s 63,000 foster youth of the full range of social services available to them as well as to clarify their basic rights in the state’s foster youth system.