This report covers the issues and current laws that govern the use of Social Security Income benefits for children in foster care. Children whose parents have died may be eligible for SSI benefits, and many child welfare agencies permit the use of SSI benefits to cover foster care costs. Some child welfare advocates have argued that the benefit money should instead accrue for the child while he is in care.
New Mexico’s legislature passed a bill last week offering a $1,000 incentive to employers who hire foster youth who are age 14 and older. According to Micaela Baca, a former foster youth advocating for Senate […]
The woman used a thick extension cord on her foster children. Welts rose. Bruises formed. Fear became the norm inside the Watts neighborhood home in Los Angeles where LaToya Cooper and six other children were […]
Foster youth supporters in California are on the cusp of stitching together an education reform package that promises to dramatically improve academic outcomes for students in foster care. Now it is up to legislators in […]