Transitioning out of foster care

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) published a report on the challenges faced by youth who become emancipated from the foster care system. According to CRS, states have the primary responsibility for child welfare, including foster care, and the federal government provides funding to assist states. The Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) is the primary federal program supporting older youth in foster care. The report covers the following issues and relevant legislation pending in the 110th Congress: foster care for youth 18 and older, permanency, housing, runaway youth, Chafee Education and Training vouchers, Medicaid coverage, and disconnected youth.

Youth Transitioning From Foster Care: Background, Federal Programs, and Issues for Congress, RL34499 (pdf, 82pp/440kB), from Open CRS, May 21, 2008

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Blogger DSS said...

The Orphan Foundation of America focuses exclusively on supporting youth transitioning out of foster care. OFA provides scholarships and funding for college and training programs, internships, mentoring, and care packages. Visit http://orphan.org for information


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