Center for Social Services Research
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
Widening Door on Extended Foster Care for Probation Youth
In October 2014, The Imprint published a story that showed how probation-involved foster youth were being denied extended-care benefits because of an arbitrary rule that basically said if they were locked up on their 18th birthday, they were locked out of foster care.
The Spear Tip of Child Maltreatment Prevention
Any serious attempt to reduce child maltreatment, and its devastating effects on countless children who may or may not interface with child protective systems, requires a clear point of entry. On Nov.
Local Former Foster Youth: Life Without AB 12
Leandralynn Dunson, 20, lives in Oakland. She says her experiences in foster care only made her a stronger woman. By. Tasion Kwamilele In 2010, California, a state with one eighth of the country’s foster care population, set the tone for the nation by passing legislation to extend foster care to age 21.