From COVID-19 Response to Comprehensive Change: Policy Reforms to Equip Youths and Young Adults in Foster Care to Thrive

Sep 23, 2021
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This brief highlights historical federal child welfare policy achievements and urges Congress to champion new reforms to eliminate harmful disparities that persist for youth of color and promote long-lasting benefits for all young people in and transitioning from foster care. There is urgency and an opportunity for Congress to lead reforms and build on the important, but temporary, changes mandated by the Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act.