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Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care
Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Chairs the

Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care


WHEN:          Thursday, May 28, 2015

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM


WHERE:       California State Capitol, Room 447


WHAT:         May is Foster Care Awareness Month.  Assemblyman Ken Cooley will

Chair the Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care. The topics for discussion include ways to support our foster youth through relative caregiver services, school services, and dependency court services. See agenda attached.




Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care

Ensuring Foster Youth Are Fully Supported




May 28, 2015

1:30pm – 4:30pm

State Capitol, Room 447


I.                    Welcome and Introductions by Chairman Cooley


II.                  Supporting Foster Youth Placed In Relatives’ Homes


A.      Supporting Relative Caregivers

1.       Approved Relative Caregiver Program

2.       Need for additional support

B.      Disparity in Foster Care Services for Relative Caregivers


III.                Supporting Foster Youth in Schools


A.      The Invisible Achievement Gap Report

B.      Foster Care Support Services – Ensuring students thrive

1.       Advocate testimony

2.       Dept. of Education Testimony

3.       Foster youth testimony


IV.                Supporting Foster Youth in Dependency Court


A.      Overview of Dependency Court

1.       Functions/responsibilities

2.       Dual Track system with Probation Youth

B.      Need for Increased Support

1.       Advocate testimony – casework load, etc.

2.       Foster youth testimony


V.                  Public Comment


VI.                 Closing Remarks



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