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CHILD WELFARE & FOSTER CARE

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Sexual and Gender Minority Youth in Foster Care: Assessing Disproportionality and Disparities in Los Angeles

Publication date: 
03/27/2015

LGBTQ foster youth are twice as likely to report poor treatment and more likely to live in group homes and to have more foster care placements. Approximately 1 in 5, or 1,400 foster youth in Los Angeles County, home to the nation’s largest population of foster youth, identify as LGBTQ. The finding is twice the estimated percentage of youth not in foster care who are LGBTQ. Generally, LGBTQ foster youth mirror the racial/ethnic demographic of all foster youth in Los Angeles County. The majority are people of color, over 86% are Latino, Black, or API.

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Resources from In Focus: Education - A Deeper Dive into LCFF: What does the LCAP mean?

Publication date: 
03/23/2015

Resources from SCG's March 23, 2015 program, In Focus: Education - A Deeper Dive into LCFF: What does the LCAP mean?

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California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study

Publication date: 
02/03/2015

In 2008, the federal government passed the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act marking a fundamental shift in supporting foster youth transitioning to adulthood. California was one of the first states to adopt the extension of foster care through age 21 with the passage of Assembly Bill 12, the California Fostering Connections to Success Act. California has the largest state foster care population in the U.S. and like many states runs a countyadministered child welfare system.

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Quarterly Child Protection Checkup: Assessing Child Protection Reform in Los Angeles County

Publication date: 
11/01/2014

The purpose of this quarterly checkup by Fostering Media Connections is to assess the health of the child protection reform effort in Los Angeles County. In the 207 days since the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection issued its final report, county leaders have given weight to the work conducted by the BRC by voting to implement the commission’s recommendations and by creating a transition team to help implement its ideas. The transition team, DCFS and the Board of Supervisors have since made strides in moving an enormous county administration to see some of those reforms stick.

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Resources from Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection

Publication date: 
05/01/2014

Resources from SCG's 2014 program on recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection. 

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