April 01, 2014

Legal Resources

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Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, Success Beyond 18: Re-Examining The Foster Care Review Process: Issue Brief, August 2013 

This report covers the role courts can play in promoting a successful transition from foster care to adulthood. 

Connecticut House Bill No. 6705 (June 19, 2013)

This recently passed legislation puts in place coordinators to help support education stability and success for foster youth and youth in the juvenile justice system. The bill sets up a two-year pilot program in three cities. 

Maryland House Bill 1012 (2013) 

A bill passed to expand Maryland’s tuition waiver program for foster youth.  The bill expands the tuition waiver to cover the entire cost of tuition at public colleges and state-run vocational programs. The bill also expands the waiver to cover youth placed in guardianship.