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CYC is involved with the ground breaking work group to implement the Katie A. lawsuit. CYC is working weekly in partnership with California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to come up with an implementation plan that ensures youth engagement. CYC is known for supporting new and innovative laws which positively impact the foster care system! Check out the statement below to give a better explanation of what Katie A. means for California.
 
"Attached is a link to the Katie Avis Douglass lawsuit’s Notice of Proposed Settlement of claims and other related documents posted on the CDSS website.  The class action lawsuit sought to improve the mental health and other supportive services for children and youth who are in foster care in California or who are at imminent risk of placement in foster care.  The Notice provides instructions for obtaining additional information regarding the proposed Settlement and for objecting to its terms.  Objections must be stated in writing and mailed to the addresses listed in the notice by November 18, 2011."
 
  http://www.childsworld.ca.gov/PG1320.htm

 

Additional Policy Resources

Need Statistics:
http://cssr.berkeley.edu/cwscmsreports/

Current or Past Legislation:
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html

Glossary of Legislative Terms:
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/guide.html#Appendix_B

Overview of Legislative Process:
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/guide.html#Appendix_A

Information About Your Legislators:
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html

Information about Counties:
http://www.csac.counties.org/

Other Resources:

California Assembly and Senate Bill Information

Emancipation Information

Juvenile Law Center

Youth and Homeless Information

Education Rights

Scholarship Information

 
 
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