Template Letter for State-Based Policy Reform Document for Older Youth in the Child Welfare System Under COVID

Jennifer Pokempner,

This is a template letter that can help structure the requests of advocates for state based reforms to support older youth in and from the child welfare system during the COVID-19 crisis. This template is meant to be used with the State-Based Policy Reform Document, which provides a running list of reforms proposed across the country related to older youth. This template could be revised to direct your requests at the Governor, the state or local child welfare agency director, or to the state legislature.

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.