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One-Third of California Foster Youth Leave Transitional Housing Involuntarily, Report Finds (chronicleofsocialchange.org)

 

More than a third of older foster youth in transitional housing placements in California were involuntarily removed, according to a new report.

A John Burton Advocates for Youth report looks at how youth in California used the Transitional Housing Placement-Plus (THP-Plus) and THP-Plus Foster Care (THP+FC) programs during the 2016-2017 year and how they fared upon exiting, in addition to other data.

The California state legislature created the THP-Plus Program in 2001 in response to high rates of homelessness among former foster youth. It serves former foster youth ages 18 to 24.

After the passage of a bill (Assembly Bill 12) that extended foster care benefits in California to age 21 in 2010, the THP+FC program was created to offer affordable housing to youth transitioning to adulthood plus some oversight using Title IV-E funding. This program serves youth from age 18 to 21.

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