Promise 2: Child Protection
Children in foster care are at a serious disadvantage. More than 17% have three or more placements in the first year of care. And it affects their academics. More than half are below their grade-level, and half of these students do not even graduate from High-School, those that age out of the system lack many skills, leading to poor outcomes. To provide better assistance, we recommend legislation that continues Florida’s eligibility for the Title IV-E waiver, as well increase foster care eligibility age to 21. However, adjusting policy isn’t enough. Care givers and case managers need more support when dealing with their cases, as well insuring that these children have access to Guardian ad Litem or legal representation.
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