#FosterStability Campaign

The #FosterStability Campaign is a youth-led effort to create a 
>>>youth-centered<<<
process for stability in all aspects of their lives:

  • Stability in wellness and health

  • Stability in relationships & lifelong connections

  • Stability in services that are youth-centered, give agency, and are relevant to each youth.

  • Stability in placement

  • Stability in education and extracurricular activities

We will create a system that honors and nourishes the mind, body, and soul of every child and youth impacted by California’s foster care system.

GET INVOLVED IN THE CAMPAIGN

Current/Former Foster Youth:

  • Submit a black & white photo of how many placements you experienced in care (positive or negative)
  • Take this survey: #FOSTERSTABILITY SURVEY
  • Write a letter to the CA State Legislature why this matters: Template Here

Community Allies:

  • Write a letter of support for AB2247 (Gipson): Download the template
  • Share this flyer or hang it in your office to raise awareness: Stability Flyer
  • Donate to CYC to help us sustain the education, awareness, and movement.

CYC’s Priority Bill: AB2247(Gipson)

AB2247 by Assemblyman Gipson seeks to do the following:

  • Declare the intent of the Legislature that no child or youth should experience abrupt placement changes.
  • Defines abrupt placement changes as any moves that are considered unplanned, without justifiable cause, and without proper transition services fully available to a young person.
  • Outlines a placement preservation plan and procedure that includes interventions such as conflict resolution and mediation.
  • Outlines a process, that, *IF* a placement change must occur (in the best interest of young person) the placement change should occur with utmost respect, consideration, and in a youth-centered way.
  • Outlines a process in which a placement change shall NEVER OCCUR i.e. In the middle of the night, with no other placement secured, or if educational status is lost.
  • Develops a process in which the child or youth can access the CA State FC Ombudsman to have the account of the placement change documented and added to their case file. If a discrepancy of account occurs, the FC may launch an investigation.

CYC’s 2017/18 Legislative & Policy Committee

Kayln Jones, Chris Hernandez, Miguel, Katarina Kabick, Quijai Johnson, Kayla Bailey, Kayla Corder, Ricardo Ortega, Gina Nguyen, Genesis Osuna.

IN THE NEWS:

Watch as AB2247 passes out of the Senate Human Services Committee after powerful testimony by CYC members Quijai and Katarina!