Friday, March 6, 2009

Report -- Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care

States require youth to leave foster care at ages that vary from 18 to 21.  Abundant research shows that children who are "emancipated" directly from foster care to adulthood are at "high risk for a number of adverse outcomes during their transition to adulthood, including economic insecurity, housing instability, criminal justice involvement, and early child-bearing."  Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago recently issued a report reviewing state "policies and procedures designed to support youth transitioning out of foster care." (free registration on the Chapin Hall website may be required to access the free report)

(MIF 03-06-2009)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2009/03/report----youth.html

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