California Bill AB 652: Protect Homeless Teens


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California passes law that aims to "change a pattern of homeless teens avoiding shelters, schools and healthcare out of fear they will be reported to child services and forced to return to unsupportive homes."

The law, bill AB 652, will go into effect January 1. This bill was among 10 others signed into law protecting homeless and foster youth.



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Programs that investigate reports of child abuse, neglect or abandonment; that provide for the temporary placement of children who, for their own protection, have been removed from the custody of adults who are responsible for their care; that work with families who are experiencing a problem with the objective of facilitating continued family unification or reunification; and which provide ongoing supportive services for children in permanent placement. Child Welfare System

Federal Programs Related to - Services for the Homeless

Programs that provide supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or which work with people who are at risk for homelessness in an effort to prevent them from losing their permanent residence.




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