Summary of the Provisions Impacting Transition Age Youth in the Recently Passed Federal Stimulus and Funding Package

Jennifer K. Pokempner, Esq. ,
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Below are key elements of the COVID relief and spending package passed by Congress on December 22nd that impact transition age youth in and leaving foster care. A more detailed summary of the child welfare provisions will follow. Please note that the bill does not become law until it is signed by the President.

About the Expert

Jennifer Pokempner is a Senior Attorney at Juvenile Law Center. At Juvenile Law Center, her work focuses on improving outcomes and opportunities for older youth in the foster care system through policy and legal advocacy at the local, state, and national levels.