July 23, 2015// News

Foster Youth Independence Act (2015)

Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-CA) introduced a bill that if passed will give states who support youth to 21 flexibility to continue helping youth up to age 23.

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“By expanding the John H. Chafee Foster Independence Program to age 23 to aged-out foster youth in states that have already expanded eligibility to age 21, foster youth will benefit from the added support of programs designed to prepare them for a successful transition into independence and adulthood. States will also benefit from the flexibility to provide support in the manner that best serves their “aged-out” youth population.”

For more information, please visit Congressmember Bass online: http://1.usa.gov/1IgCmln