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March 25, 2012 – The Los Angeles Daily News today published a front page story about foster youth who are “aging out” of the system, and their challenges.

Read the whole story here.  Or, download a printable version here: Help for ex-foster children often fails – LA Daily News:

Quotable Quote:

“DCFS Director Philip Browning said changes were already being implemented. ‘I think there was a period when the department just took its eye off the ball,’ he said. ‘We need to do a much better job with our youth in terms of self-sufficiency,’ he said. ‘We can’t just put youth in a semi-independent setting and assume that they’re going to be able to function by themselves.'”

Once again, the importance of an adult advocate in the lives of foster youth becomes visible in the media. Help us to spread the word, and if you are interested in learning more about CASA’s Transition Age Youth Program, call our office.