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A local teenager is traveling to the nation's capital to meet with lawmakers about how to improve the foster care system. Timothy Dennis spent six years in foster care. He is now part of the local Youth 4 Youth leadership board.
Nearly 60% of juveniles arrested for prostitution in Los Angeles in 2010 were in the foster care system. That’s why a local lawmaker is trying to strengthen foster care programs, in an effort to prevent child sex trafficking.
It's a good bet that most of the children caught up in prostitution and sex trafficking are part of the foster care system. A new bill would force states to identify victims and make better lives for foster kids.
On May 28th, Casey Family Programs welcomed a powerful group of child welfare leaders to its Seattle headquarters during a meeting billed as part of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth’s National Listening Tour.
On May 28th and 29th, former foster youth Mandy Urwiler attended the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth Listening Tour here in Seattle along with other youth and staff from the Mockingbird Society.
Congressman Jim McDermott, D-Wash., is co-hosting a forum Wednesday afternoon meant to discuss best practices and challenges in the state’s foster care system.
View photos of Simone Hines's shadow experience of Rep. Rangels office.
Auburn's Ryan Cummings represented Washington state at Tuesday's Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day in Washington, D.C.
Walnut Creek resident LaToya Brown had a busy day Tuesday: she met with Congressman George Miller, attended a full committee hearing with Education Secretary Arne Duncanl, and conferred with top White House administrators regarding her life experiences and her policy ideas.
Several Florida former foster youth are joining dozens of foster youth from around the country on Capitol Hill to shadow U.S. lawmakers. Members of Congress will be paired with the youth, who are 18-22 years old, on Tuesday morning.