The session provides an overview of AB 12 including eligibility, benefits, living settings, exit and reentry options as well as probation sanction-free jurisdictional alternatives for probation involved youth. View this to learn how to overcome the common pitfalls and obstacles that probation-involved youth encounter in trying to access benefits under AB 12.
The session covers planning issues caregivers need to consider before the youth’s 18th birthday including permanency options (guardianship, adoption, permanent planned living arrangements) and the impact of those options on extended supports under AB 12(extended foster care, Kin-GAP, AAP) and other benefits. Special issues relative caretakers face regarding placement orders and the impact of those orders on eligibility are also covered.
The session covers the new foster family licensing regulations and placement options for youth 18 and older. View this to learn about the impact of SILPS (Supervised Independent Living Settings), Transitional Housing Programs, limitations on group home placements and other AB 12 placement provisions on youth and their kinship or foster family caregivers.
The session covers the supports and other benefits available to help foster youth working or participating in post-secondary education or training programs as they transition to independence. Post-secondary financial aid issues, Chafee grants, SSI and planning for youth with disabilities are also covered.
CDSS ACL 11-85 Extension of Foster Care Beyond Age 18: Part Three (Probation)
This All County Letter provides information about access to the Extended Foster Care Program for youth who are supervised by probation, including a discussion of the new mechanism that allows for and defines how wards of the court can access the EFC Program. Topics include: Transition to W&IC 300 Jurisdiction; W&IC 450 Jurisdiction; W&IC 602 Jurisdiction and Termination of Transition and Delinquency Jurisdiction. (Links to all AB 12 letters are available on the AOC website listed above.)
*Because of clean-up legislation and clarification of state and federal policy, the law governing extended benefits has been changing. Be sure to note the date on any resource and check to see whether the information is current.