Policy and System-Wide Reform
Through our individual casework, the Alliance identifies trends that demonstrate systemic issues that deprive our clients of the services and stability that they need and are entitled to receive. By working toward solutions and improvements that affect entire segments of our client base, we more efficiently and effectively achieve our mission of achieving stability, equity and justice for all young people across the state. We also remain involved as new laws and policies are implemented to ensure that families and children across the state actually receive the benefit of any new laws or practices that result from our advocacy.
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Current Legislative & Policy Priorities
Each year, the Alliance identifies a short list of priorities that drive our policy-related work. Currently, these include:
- Continuum of Care implementation and full funding at time of placement
- Education equity for students in foster care
- Safe and appropriate housing for all youth in extended foster care
- Timely SSI filing & appeals processes to support youth with disabilities
For more information about these campaigns, please see our detailed position statements here.
Implementation Guidance & Other Resources
The Alliance offers these online resources for those who are most affected by recent reforms: