Extending Foster Care Beyond 18: Getting Started

Thanks to the Fostering Connections Act, states have an unprecedented opportunity to expand foster care support beyond the age of 18. This brief helps leaders navigate the new law, design effective programs for young adults and estimate the fiscal impact of extending their state’s foster care finish line.

August 11, 2013

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Aging Out of Foster Care in America

This two-page infographic highlights the steep consequences of stopping foster care at 18 and offers a promising solution: extend high-quality, developmentally-appropriate services to age 21. 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 youth who are exiting foster care and entering adulthood. 

April 19, 2013

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Missouri County Maps Youth Programs

Members of Johnson County, Missouri, JDAI are "mapping" available youth programs in an effort to evaluate their system's strengths and deficiencies. 

December 17, 2012

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