Re-examining the Foster Care Review Process

Extended Foster Care as a Catalyst for Improved Practices and Better Outcomes

Posted August 12, 2013
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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This brief gives government jurisdictions advice and ideas on implementing quality oversight and review processes for young adults in extended foster care. 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.

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Key Takeaway

Wanted: An accessible, responsible and supportive review process for young people transitioning from foster care

Jurisdictions designing and implementing case review processes for older youth in extended foster care should focus on offering these young people three things: 1) age-appropriate venues; 2) context-appropriate advocacy; and 3) the chance to meaningfully participate in the review proceedings.