January 9, 2009

California Working Families Policy Summit January 13, 2009

The Youth Law Center is co-sponsor of the 2009 California Working Families Policy Summit to be held January 13 at the Sacramento Convention Center.  Organized by The California Center for Research on Women and Families, the Summit is expected to bring together over 700 policymakers and advocates to address high priority policy issues for California families.  This year’s Summit Workshops will feature the state’s leading advocates presenting their legislative agendas for the upcoming year. Issues include the state budget, child care, after-school programs, preschool, health care, mental health, welfare, asset building, housing, food stamps, foster care and paid sick days.

Download the Youth Law Center recommendations for foster care.

Download an analysis of the new federal law, the Foster Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008.

Other recommendations and background materials are available at  http://www.ccrwf.org