Juvenile Law Center

Child Welfare and Foster Care

Dependent Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

This publication provides the juvenile court with guidelines to help ensure that young people aging out of the foster care system will have access to the housing, health care, and educational/vocational opportunities they need to age out of care as self-sufficient, healthy, and productive adults. An overview of the laws and regulations that apply to older foster youth is included. Special sections discuss the rights and needs of youth with disabilities and youth with children.


Jennifer Pokempner, Lourdes M. Rosado

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