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California Budget Offers Some Targeted Help for Foster Youth and Families

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) outlines his budget at a briefing in May. Photo courtesy of the Office of Gavin Newsom.
In a budget flush with unexpected revenue, California will spend hundreds of millions of dollars to expand the number of homes for foster children, provide cash payments to transition-age youth and improve legal representation in the state’s dependency courts.

Identity Thieves Targeting Foster Youths’ Covid Relief


Identity Thieves Targeting Foster Youths’ COVID Relief

Pandemic assistance has been made available to California's current and former foster youth, but fraud and lack of access can prevent them from ever benefitting from the financial help.


$1 Billion Tax Credit for Working Poor Caps Newsom’s First California Budget

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) finalized a budget deal with the state legislature on Thursday, securing several important child welfare investments and opening up $1 billion in aid for the state’s working poor.


Yes, the Adoption Tax Credit is for Foster Care Adoptions

Many people have been told they do not qualify for the Adoption Tax Credit because they had no expenses. This is simply not true! Have you adopted from the foster care system?

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New Bill Would Incentivize Hiring of Current, Former Foster Youth

A House bill introduced today would provide tax credits of up to $2,400 to employers who hire current and former foster youth between the ages of 18 and 27. The Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act would for the first time include foster youth as an eligible category under the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), which incentivizes the hiring of certain groups who struggle with barriers to employment.