Judges and others responsible for the well-being of young people in foster care must recognize their need for developmentally appropriate services and opportunities. Learn about why oversight venues must recognize a young person’s legal adult status, their maturation process, and their ongoing need for emotional connectedness and supportive relationships.
Continuing in Foster Care Beyond Age 18: How Courts Can Help
This paper shares policy recommendations that leverage the role of courts to help young people in extended foster care.
Foster Care to 21: Doing It Right
This issue brief provides a policy blueprint for extended foster care done right through authentic youth engagement and support from courts and other partners.
Success Beyond 18 White Paper
This report outlines the policy and practice goals of the Success Beyond 18 campaign, which is focused on extended foster care done right.
Success Beyond 18: Re-Examining the Foster Care Review Process
This Success Beyond 18 issue brief focuses on the role of courts in establishing case oversight and review processes that include youth in developmentally appropriate ways, make room for their voices to be heard, and maximize their opportunities to receive the supports and services they need for a successful transition to adulthood.
Tools for Engaging Children in Their Court Proceedings
This guide for judges and advocates shows how to use authentic youth engagement to help young people share their feelings, needs and desires in court.