Bill to Extend Foster Care Benefits for Probation Youth Clears Calif. Senate Committee
By Sawsan Morrar The California Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill to widen the door on extended foster care to probation-involved youth yesterday. Senate Bill 12, introduced by Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) would make sure foster youth who were in a locked facility on their 18th birthday and larger numbers of youth who are involved with the probation system can access foster care benefits from age 18 to 21.
Foster Youth Hope for Resources for Pregnant Teens
By Sawsan Morrar When Layla Yunus thinks back to her teenage years raising her son Micah, she reminisces about his first smiles, his first words. But she also thinks back to the despair and stress she went through being a single, 15-year-old mother who had just entered foster care.