Policy Analyis on Youth Aging Out
Youth aging out of foster care every year pose a potential security and financial liability to society (The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2013). Although several policies and programs exist for these young adults, limited evidence exists as to the efficacy of these programs (Courtney et. al., 2011). Further funding and program evaluation is needed, as well as a more clearly defined continuity of services to young adults in the process of aging out of foster care. Politicians must rise to the occasion to modify funding in existence, and advocate to effectively care for this vulnerable population (A. Rivera, personal interview, November 2016).
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