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May 22, 2014 | WATE

Former Knoxville foster child traveling to DC to meet with lawmakers

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.

Feb 14, 2014 | Q13 Fox

Children in foster care more vulnerable to sex traffickers

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.

Feb 14, 2014 | MyNorthwest

Reichert bill aims to help foster kids, stop 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.

May 31, 2013 | The Chronicle of Social Change

Foster Care Finance Reform Imminent?

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.

May 30, 2013 | Mockingbird Blog

Digital Stories: Congressional Foster Youth Caucus

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.

May 29, 2013 | Q13 Fox

Foster kids and psychiatric medication

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.

May 24, 2013 | Flickr

Simone Hines visits for Foster Youth Shadow Day

View photos of Simone Hines's shadow experience of Rep. Rangels office.

May 24, 2013 | Auburn Reporter

Auburn's Cummings participates in Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day

Auburn's Ryan Cummings represented Washington state at Tuesday's Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day in Washington, D.C.

May 22, 2013 | Walnut Creek Patch

Walnut Creek Woman Tours the Capital and the White House

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.

May 21, 2013 | Associated Press

Fla. foster youth head to DC to shadow lawmakers

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.

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