This guide arms policy and program leaders with clear answers, advice and resources on implementing extended foster care in their state. It is a product of Success Beyond 18, a national campaign by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative aimed at forging a better path for young people who are transitioning from foster care to adulthood.

March 1, 2014

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    What states must do, per federal requirements, when extending foster care services.

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    Policy excerpts that tell how states are addressing key issues related to extended care.

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    Where the Fostering Connections Act affords states flexibility in extending services.

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    Tips for verifying if a person would qualify for Title IV-E extended care reimbursements.

Key Takeaway

Questions about extending foster care beyond 18? Here are your answers

This guide runs through 42 questions that state policy and program leaders frequently ask about extending foster care to age 21 under the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008. It shares clear answers to each question as well as early adopter experiences, relevant resources and expert perspectives, when appropriate.     

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