Know Before You Go
Know Before You Go Extended Foster Care Toolkit
Why is this information important?
As you transition to being an adult, it is important that you know your legal rights and what tools and resources are available to you. This toolkit is a place to keep your important documents organized and secure. Learn about AB 12, also known as Extended Foster Care, the new law that allows you to stay in foster care after you turn 18. If your case is closed, learn about services available to you after foster care and how you may be able to re-enter if you need help.
Who should I review these documents with?
It is a good idea for you to talk about these resources with anyone helping you in your transition out of foster care, including your lawyer, social worker, probation officer, transition coordinator or an adult you confide in and trust.
In this toolkit, you will find: