Going Out of County to College, Support Gets Lost in the Shuffle
I was 17 years old when I graduated high school and went away to college. There were several reasons I wanted to move to a new county. I had a desirable scholarship package at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), which has a great acting program.
Out-of-County Placements Tax Kids and Workers Alike
The Imprint’s series on out-of-county placements for foster youth provided excellent examples of the problems caused by placing foster children out of county or far away from home. In the District of Columbia, where I worked as a social worker with foster children, over half of foster youth are placed in the Maryland suburbs.
A Judge’s Perspective: Distant Placements and Reasonable Services
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge shares her perspective on how out-of-county placements and distant placements have a profound effect on children, their parents and the prospects for family reunification.
Out of County, CA: Going the Distance
Heather, slight and precocious, made her Los Angeles County high school’s track team as a freshman. It was a major feat, something to be proud of in the maelstrom of the 14 year-old’s life. Only months before, the county’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) had removed Heather