Independent Living/Transition

Legal Rights of Teens in Out of Home Care (2014)

This booklet, based on California law, covers some of the concerns of a youth in out-of-home care, including types of placements, guardianship, independent living, role of the courts, visitation, conf... MORE

Supporting Young Adults: Cash, Medi-Cal, and Housing for Transition Aged Youth - Power point Presentation

Power point presentation on the benefits available to youth who are transitioning out of the foster care system. MORE

Transitional Medi-Cal & Transitional Housing Program Plus (THP+) - YLC Fact Sheet

A foster care youth who is in foster care on his/her 18th birthday is entitled to zero share-of-cost (free to the youth) Medi-Cal when he/she leaves foster care until his/her 21st birthday. This fact ... MORE

Policy Brief - Transition to Postsecondary Education and Training Programs

California Foster Youth Education Task Force's policy brief on transition to postsecondary education and training programs describes laws that support increased access to information about post second... MORE

Emancipating from Foster Care in the Bay Area: What Types of Programs Are Available for Youth Aging Out of the Foster Care System?

This BASSC Monograph examines the current needs of youth aging out of the foster care system and programs developed to assist youth with their transition to adulthood and independent living. It is bas... MORE

Adolescents, the Foster Care System, and the Transition to Adulthood: What Legal Aid Lawyers Need to Know

Older adolescents leaving foster care still face tremendous obstacles as they make the transition to adulthood. However, the increasing focus on improving foster care and permanency planning for adole... MORE