foster care legislation
Here Are California’s Newest Child Welfare Laws
This year, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an unusually robust number of bills aimed at helping foster youth and other at-risk children and families. Last week, we noted several pieces of juvenile justice legislation signed into law in the state, including a ban on the practice of assessing administrative fees on children in the juvenile justice system and increased protections for children 15 years old and under during police interrogation.
Legislation in Both Houses to Fix State Restrictions on Medicaid After Foster Care
Note: This story was updated at 5:45pm U.S. Reps Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) will introduce a bill next week that would allow former foster youth access to Medicaid in any state until the age of 26.