Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act Passes!

Representatives unanimously passed the bill to help connect child trafficking victims with services & prevent further exploitation.
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Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day 2014

This year's Shadow Day was a tremendous success! Nearly 70 foster youth came to the Hill to share their stories with senior White House officials and their Members of Congress.
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Share Your Ideas for Foster Youth

The Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth created a Tumblr account to collect and display your ideas for improving foster care and the lives of foster youth.
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Latest News

House unanimously passes Bass legislation to fight child link between sex trafficking and foster youth

Jul 25, 2014 Press Release

The House of Representatives today unanimously passed the “Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014,” legislation authored by Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) that will help to connect child victims of trafficking to appropriate services and prevent further exploitation.

Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act

Jun 12, 2014 Legislation

Amends the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require that the state plan under the Act certifies that the state has in effect and is enforcing a state law, or is operating a statewide program, relating to child abuse and neglect that includes provisions and procedures requiring: (1) identification and assessment of reports involving child trafficking, and (2) training child protective services workers about identifying and providing services for such children.

Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day 2014

May 30, 2014 Event

View photos and video from the latest Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day!

Foster Youth Shadow Day Luncheon

May 29, 2014 Event

Today, 67 foster youth from around the country join the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth and special guests Dr. Phil from the Dr. Phil Show as well as Cierra Ramirez and Hayden Byerly from the ABC Family show The Fosters. Watch here.

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