Sen. Jim Beall
Replacing Child Welfare Champions in the California Legislature; Voters Will Decide
California voters on Tuesday will pick a successor for one of the state’s leading champions of child welfare issues in the state Legislature, who authored landmark laws extending benefits to foster youth through age 21, helped them get through college without the support of families and protected them from overprescribed psychiatric medications.
Advocates Propose New Deal-style Assistance for Transitional Foster Youth
California lawmakers may have helped older foster youth from some of the immediate ravages of the coronavirus pandemic in the state’s recently passed budget, but the San Francisco-based Youth Law Center says it’s time to look forward and start planning now for long-term recovery strategies.
California Considers Extending Foster Care Supports for Youth Following Advocates’ Appeal for COVID-19 Relief
In an urgent appeal to the governor and the California state legislature on behalf of the state’s 60,000 children and young adults in foster care, a group of leading advocates is calling for sweeping new measures to ward off devastating impacts from the spread of coronavirus.