Daily Update May 24, 2018

Foster children leaving care

AJC - Why foster children were dropped from state care

[Side note: legislation was passed this year that partially addresses youth leaving care. The first part of HB 906, known as the “Connected before 21” (CB 21) bill allows eligible youth to sign back into care up to the age of 21 (effective July 1, 2020). This is a good bill yet it does not address youth on the streets who are not eligible. Making the right placement when a child comes into care, encompassing the child with best practice/delivery of services, and ensuring permanent connections are key components to the work we share with the State. Of course, none of this happens without care givers.  May is National Foster Care Month, a time to focus on and recognize the diligent service of foster parents and the essential care they provide - https://www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/about/]


2018 Georgia Conference on Children and Families October 17-19, 2018
2019 Together Georgia Day at the Capitol January 31, 2019

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