$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.
One-Third of California Foster Youth Leave Transitional Housing Involuntarily, Report Finds
More than a third of older foster youth in transitional housing placements in California were involuntarily removed, according to a new report. A John Burton Advocates for Youth report looks at how youth in California used the Transitional Housing Placement-Plus (THP-Plus) and THP-Plus Foster Care (THP+FC) programs during the 2016-2017 year and how they fared upon exiting, in addition to other data.
Report Analyzes California’s THP-Plus and THP+FC Foster Care Programs
A new report from the John Burton Foundation examines trends related to utilization of California’s Transitional Housing Placement-Plus (THP-Plus) and THP-Plus Foster Care (THP+FC) programs during the 2015-2016 year. In 2001, the California state legislature created the THP-Plus Program in response to high rates of homelessness among former foster youth.
Calif. Budget Shift Could Jeopardize Budding Transition Program
A key compromise in two-year-old legislation in California promised the expansion of Transitional Housing Placement Plus, a well-regarded transition program for older foster youth with high needs. Now, proponents of the program fear that the circumstances of a proposed state budget realignment may steer many of the state’s 58 counties away from it.