In 2010, California became one of the first states in the nation to extend foster care beyond the age of 18. The law offered youth who were facing the prospect of aging out of the system, straight into adulthood, a longer runway of support at a critical time in their lives. Our expert panel will discuss the origins of the plan, what has worked and what hasn't, and the future of extended foster care in the Golden State.
Moderated by Sara Tiano, a senior reporter for The Imprint.
Amy Lemley, Executive Director, John Burton Advocates for Youth
Janay Eustace, Executive Director, California Youth Connection
Jordan Sosa, Statewide Legislative & Policy Manager, California Youth Connection
Mark Courtney, Professor, University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy & Practice