Despite the creation of new housing options for nonminor dependents, Transition Age Youth (TAY) continue to face numerous challenges as they begin to transition into adulthood, such as placement disruptions and homelessness. In addition, many youth currently living in group and transitional housing programs experience common situations that result in exits leading to homelessness and other dire consequences. Since California’s implementation of extended foster care in 2012, several barriers have been identified that make it difficult for youth in foster care to access extended foster care.
This webinar will provide an overview the legal duties of child welfare to provide appropriate placements and best practices for identifying the most appropriate placements for nonminor dependents. We will also dive into an in-depth analysis of housing rights for nonminor dependents living in group homes and transitional housing. Lastly, we will discuss proposed California legislation that would ensure that youth are able to enter or reenter extended foster care to access the supports they need to successfully transition into adulthood.