Pennsylvania Moves to Find Families for Teens in Foster Care

Recent changes in a Penn­syl­va­nia law expand efforts to find sup­port­ive fam­i­lies and care­givers for teens in fos­ter care. The new pro­vi­sion improves recruit­ment prac­tices for fam­i­lies and helps pre­pare young peo­ple to thrive as they age out of fos­ter care and into adult­hood. The changes took effect on Jan­u­ary 22023.

This is a huge win for more than 5,500 chil­dren in fos­ter care who are ages 14 and old­er,” says Rachael M. Miller, pol­i­cy direc­tor of Penn­syl­va­nia Part­ner­ships for Chil­dren, a Casey grantee.

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