National Center for Youth Law

Legislation Strategies

Healthy Futures for Foster Youth (2021) - AB 366 (Rubio)

AB 366 improves upon existing laws to strengthen reproductive health equity for youth in California’s foster care by extending the

Expanding Access to Diplomas for Highly Mobile Students (2021) - SB 532 (Caballero)

SB 532 offers additional opportunities to achieve a high school diploma for youth experiencing homelessness, youth in foster care, students

Improving FAFSA Completion for Youth in Foster Care (2020) - SB 860 (Beall)

California’s SB 860 advances education equity for youth in foster care by improving coordination to support them with completing Free

Fostering Success Fund (2019) - California Budget

In 2018, California took a major step towards addressing the criminalization of foster youth for minor behaviors and low-level offenses

Protecting Foster Youth from Abuse and Neglect (2019) - AB 395 (Rubio)

This is a continuing effort to address the troubling findings by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of

Fostering Success Fund (2018) - California Budget

A 2017 San Francisco Chronicle investigation revealed that California shelters were funneling hundreds of foster children, some as young as

Protecting Foster Youth From Abuse (2018) - AB 2323 (Rubio)

Findings by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reveal California has done a

Preventing Unintended Pregnancy Among Foster Youth - SB 245

While the rate of unintended pregnancy among teens and young adults in the United States has reached a 30‐year low,

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