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S.F. No. 793 - Requiring Responsible Social Services Agencies to Provide Foster Care or Other Services to Certain Individuals Reentering Foster Care after 18 Years of Age
Author: Senator Tony Lourey
Prepared By: Joan White, Senate Counsel (651/296-3814)
Date: February 13, 2017


       S.F. No. 793 modifies the juvenile safety and placement chapter, specifically the foster care benefits section of law relating to young adults who are 18 to 21 years of age who ask to reenter foster care.  This bill requires that the state fund, and the social services agency provide, services to increase the young adults’ ability to live safely and independently, and develop a plan for the young adults. Current law restricts these services to available appropriations and allows, but does not require, that the services be provided. New language expands these services to young adults who left foster care six months prior to their 18th birthday.

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