October 1, 2016

Governor Vetoes Bill Limiting Use of Out of State Group Homes

Youth Law Center is disappointed by the Governor’s veto of AB 2005, as we believe there should be greater care in the high-stakes placement process for youth who are supervised by probation and put at risk of being sent out of state to harmful group homes, hundreds and even thousands of miles from home.  We are nonetheless encouraged by the Governor’s agreement that these placements should be a last resort and by his Administration’s commitment to Continuum of Care Reform implementation that will prioritize keeping children in family settings. Read the veto statement here: https://www.gov.ca.gov/docs/AB_2005_Veto_Message.pdf