Stolen Future -The foster care system in the United States serves approximately 700,000 youths. Every year over 26,000 of those children age out of foster care. As those youths transition into adulthood, good credit is essential. If a foster youth’s credit has been damaged by identity theft, then that young person may not be able to get a job, apply for student loans, obtain […]
National Council on Disability September 27, 2012 Read the Full Report Here
Alphabet Soup – Top Terms You Need to Know
On June 1st the Rules of Juvenile Procedure will require judges to inquire why children are not present for dependency court hearings. This brochure explains the rule change and answers many questions about children’s appearance in court. Please print and distribute to children in care, their caregivers and advocates.
This training is intended to provide an overview of dependency court to attorneys who have volunteered to represent children in dependency proceedings.
This report examines how Florida’s system of child representation evolved, which children are supposed to get representation today and which communities provide counsel to children. It also provides a list of the programs that provide counsel for children in each judicial circuit and shows what percentage of children in each community potentially have access to […]
This paper surveys how other states handle the issue of continued communication between an adoptee and siblings and other relatives.
This booklet informs pregnant and parenting youth in foster care of their Rights and Resources. Published by the National Crittenton Foundation
This handbook provides a wealth of information for relatives who are caring for children. Topics include custody, benefits, education.
Our most recent publication! This booklet covers key issues for youth in out-of-home care: obtaining money, master trust accounts, and special concerns for youth with disabilities.
Children and young adults are entitled to a complete and accurate copy of their child welfare records under Florida Statute 39.00145. This publication explains the law and provides a form to help youth make a formal request for records.
Many young people are discouraged about adoption because they think they’ve missed the change to connect with forever family. But it’s never too late! This brochure explains the Florida law on adult adoptions. The separate appendix provides the documents and forms for adult adoptions.
This report summarizes the recommendations and findings of the numerous experts who presented at FCF’s day long forum addressing strategies to help youth in state care succeed as adults through education and employment with a special section on youth with disabilities. Report of Proceedings on February 14, 2008.