National Council of State Legislatures
Youth Services Insider
Eight Years Later, “Foster Care to 21” Moving Toward a Majority in U.S.
The Alaska House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill late last week that would enable foster youth to remain in care until age 21. House Bill 27 would permit an extension of one year in state custody to a youth turning 18 without any permanency plan in place; two additional one-year extensions of custody could be achieved through a hearing.