June 29, 2020

Victory! Senate Bill 912 Moves Forward

Senate Bill 912, co-sponsored by YLC and authored by Senator Jim Beall, is continuing to move forward in the Assembly after passing unanimously out of the Senate. This bill would allow youth to continue participating in extended foster care during a California state of emergency, even if they turn 21 or no longer meet the participation requirements and allows youth to continue to be eligible for extended foster care until six months after the end of the state of emergency, giving them more time to plan for transition during a highly disruptive and challenging time. The bill also makes available extended foster care services when dependency proceedings are delayed during a state of emergency and a teenager in temporary foster care placement turns 18 before their case is fully adjudicated.