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Changing Policy so Children Can Dream Dreams

This guest blog post was written by Alliance Policy Intern Alain Datcher reflecting on his summer internship in Washington D.C. with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption. You can also view Alain’s policy recommendation on page 25 of Our Voice, Their Future (linked below). Before boarding the plane headed to Washington, D.C. this summer, one main…

Court Ruling Clarifies Non-Minor Dependent’s Re-Entry Rights

The Children’s Law Center recently won an important case on behalf of a non-minor dependent that clarifies the right of these vulnerable youth to re-enter foster care. The Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles denied a petition for re-entry to a youth, KG, because KG was under a…

Obama Signs Uninterrupted Scholars Act

Congressional leaders recently came together to champion a law to improve education outcomes for foster youth. The Uninterrupted Scholars Act (USA) passed both houses of Congress by January 1, 2013 and was signed by President Barrack Obama on January 14, 2013 amidst intense pressure to resolve the looming fiscal cliff. USA amended federal education law…