September 30, 2014// News

SB1023 is signed into law!

From the John Burton Foundation:

We are pleased to announce that yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed three important pieces of legislation into law. The first was SB 1023 (Liu), which will improve the post-secondary education outcomes of foster youth by authorizing up to 10 community college districts to apply for funding from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to establish a program that meets the unique needs of current and former foster youth. […]

The John Burton Foundation would like to thank Governor Brown and the California State Legislature for their support of these important measures. We would also like to thank the many individuals and organizations that wrote letters, provided public testimony and met with legislators. Each time we asked, you generously gave of your time and we appreciate it a great deal. We look forward to continuing our work together. Thank you again.

To get the full run-down of what child welfare laws were passed by the legislature and signed into law by the Governor, please join the John Burton Foundation for a web seminar on October 15 at 10:00 a.m. To register, follow this LINK.