On February 12, 200 California Youth Connection (CYC) members, allies and community members gathered to celebrate 30 years of the organization’s youth-led advocacy in California, and to continue the fight with a new bill to prevent unnecessary placement changes for foster youth in the state.
That day, the steps of California State Capitol in Sacramento resonated with the voices of current and former foster youth, who chanted “C’mon, c’mon, join the fight! Stability is our right!” and “CYC is here to stay! Moving forward every day!”
I am a member of CYC’s Alameda County Chapter, as well as the organization’s statewide policy representative team. This year, we announced the goal of creating a youth-centered process for placement stability within the foster care system, which will be advanced through Assembly Bill (AB) 2247.
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