Chafee Education Grants: The Margin Between School and Survival
Like most foster youth pursuing post-secondary education, Cathia Lan began her journey at a community college. She wanted to beat the odds by finishing college and obtaining a degree. Like others who age out of foster care, the odds are significantly against Cathia.
California Bill Would Have Judges Curb Psychotropics among Foster Youth
By Isaac Smith After a year of scathing indictments by the media and advocates concerning the overuse of psychotropic drugs on foster children, the legislature responded with a flood of bills aimed at strengthening the safeguards for the prescription of psychological medications to foster youth.
How A Nuisance Ordinance Could Threaten Housing for Current, Former Foster Youth
The Oakland City Council’s unanimous adoption of an amended Nuisance Eviction Ordinance (NEO) threatens the stability of some of our most vulnerable current and former foster youth, particularly those who have been or are currently victims of commercial sexual exploitation.