AB 153: Phasing Out Out-of-State Residential Facility Placements for Children in Foster Care

Published On: August 6, 2021


In a critical victory for California’s most vulnerable children, California has enacted AB 153 (2021), phasing out the use of out-of-state residential facilities by California child welfare and probation departments and removing children in foster care from out-of-state facilities by July 1, 2023. This action follows a year of Youth Law Center advocacy demanding that California exercise its oversight and enforcement obligations to protect California youth from being placed in dangerous out of state facilities that fail to comply with California standards, and ensure those children receive appropriate care in family settings in their home communities.

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