1. Step Up coalition testifies at Assembly hearing on child poverty


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    On Wednesday, February 26,th the California Assembly Budget Subcommittee 1 held a hearing on child poverty. Four Step Up Coalition members and two relative caregivers provided public comments about the need for California to provide all relative caregivers with foster care benefits. Linking the inequitable supports provided to most relative caregivers with the policy focus of the hearing, the six presenters highlighted the financial challenges these families face and explained how providing them with foster care benefits can help lift thousands of Californian children out of poverty. Step Up members implored the Legislature to take action now on relative caregiver equity given the state’s improving fiscal position. To learn more, visit www.stepupforkin.org

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    • Step Up: What it means to be a relative foster parent in CA


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      Relative caregivers are the backbone of our child welfare system, yet children placed with kind often receive a fraction of the support as children placed with non-relatives. The Alliance for Children's Rights and our partners launched Step Up: Supporting Caregivers, Protecting Children in 2014 to bring awareness to the inequities of relative care. Watch this video to learn more and join the coalition at www.stepupforkin.org/join.

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