Relatives / kinship care

Relative Caregiver Fact Sheet

Relative Caregiver Fact Sheet MORE

Overview of the Foster Care System in California

Overview of the foster care system in California - Fact Sheet MORE

Relative Caregivers

Fact sheet addresses issues regarding children in foster care who are placed with "kin" (relatives or non-related extended family members). MORE

Relative Caregivers

This fact sheet addresses issues regarding children in foster care who are placed with "kin" (relatives or non-related extended family members). MORE

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

Fostering Families Today Article on QPI

This article, written by Carole Shauffer, describes what QPI is. MORE

The Quality Parenting Initiative - Fostering in the 21st Century

The May/June 2012 issue of Fostering Families Today features an article on Youth Law Center's Quality Parenting Initiative, written by Carole Shauffer. MORE

QPI Process Chart

This chart describes what will be covered at each QPI meeting, who is to attend and what are the resources at each. MORE

Right of Foster Children to Contact with Relatives and Friends - Youth Law Center Fact Sheet

This two-page fact sheet explains the right of foster children to contact with relatives and friends. MORE

Grandparent Visitation Rights in Foster Care - YLC Fact Sheet

This two-page fact sheet explains the visitation rights of grandparents who have grandchildren in the foster care system. MORE

All County Letter 09-86 Re: Relative Notification Procedures

The California Department of Social Services has issued an All County Letter (ACL) 09-86 concerning relative notification procedures required by AB 938, which YLC supported. ACL 09-86 advises countie... MORE

All County Letter re Caregiver Recruitment and Retention Pilot

The purpose of this All County Information Notice (ACIN) is to provide information regarding the opportunity to participate as a pilot site for a Caregiver Recruitment and Retention Pilot project and ... MORE

AB 938 Fact Sheet

AB 938 provides for early identification and notification of relatives of children who have removed from home because of abuse or neglect. AB 938 also implements a recommendation of the Blue Ribbon C... MORE

Wheeler v. Sanders Joint Stipulation for Dismissal

Filed in December 2003, Wheeler v. Sanders alleged that Los Angeles County violated state and federal requirements designed to ensure children are safe because the Los Angeles Department of Children a... MORE

Wheeler v. Sanders Petition for Writ and Complaint

Filed in December 2003, Wheeler v. Sanders alleged that Los Angeles County violated state and federal requirements designed to ensure children are safe because the Los Angeles Department of Children a... MORE

Higgins v. Saenz Stipulated Settlement Agreement and Order

Higgins v. Saenz, a lawsuit the Youth Law Center filed on October 24, 2002, against the State Department of Social Services, challenged the agency's failure to enforce federal regulations requiring st... MORE

Higgins v. Saenz Petition

Higgins v. Saenz, a lawsuit the Youth Law Center filed on October 24, 2002, against the State Department of Social Services, challenged the agency's failure to enforce federal regulations requiring st... MORE