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California Bill Aims to Prevent Children From Changing Schools After Entering Foster Care
California advocates are hoping a new piece of legislation can prevent the educational disruption of children in foster care by opening up funding for children living with relatives in emergency placement situations.
California’s Child Welfare Reform Threatened by Slow Pace of Caregiver Approval and Group Homes
Implementation struggles have caused the price of California’s child welfare reform to soar by an estimated $101 million, according to a recent analysis from the California state legislature. In a report released last month, the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office assessed California Gov.
Brown Signs Law to Ease Licensing Path for Relatives, Vetoes Foster Care Mobile Response Plan
As California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) prepares to leave office at the end of the year, the last round of child welfare legislation under his watch includes a new law to ease the path of relative caregivers under the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR), the major child welfare initiative developed during his time as governor.
California Approves Short-Term Fix For Foster Parents Stuck in the Approval Process
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a stop-gap measure on Tuesday that will provide emergency funding to caregivers who take in a foster child before completing the approval process. Over the past year, the state’s new approval process for caregivers in the state has led to lengthy funding delays for foster parents and relative caregivers, now collectively known as resource families.
California Bills Target Lengthy Foster Parent Approval Process
California legislators have introduced two new bills aimed at easing the funding delays facing thousands of new foster parents in the state, an unforeseen byproduct of the state’s foster care reforms.
Amid State Foster Care Reforms, Relatives in L.A. Still Face Obstacles
Mahoganie LaFranks initially welcomed the opportunity to bring 16-year-old foster youth Tiffany* into her Long Beach home this past year. In September, LaFranks started the process to be formally licensed as a resource parent under California’s new approval process, a key part of child welfare reforms in California that started in January.