Congressional Child Welfare Leaders Request Efforts to Protect Foster Youth During Coronavirus Outbreak
U.S. Reps. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Don Bacon (R-Neb.) sent House leadership a letter yesterday urging consideration of “the needs of current and former foster youth as youth continue to address the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.”
Bill Introduced to Expand Chafee Independent Living Eligibility to Age 23
States have always had discretion in determining the lower age threshold for use of their federal Chafee Foster Care Independence Program allocation. But the top age of eligibility for the program has always been 21.