Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program is an educational advocacy program providing a variety of education-related services to foster youth. In accordance with Assembly Bill 490, Foster Youth makes certain that foster youth in-group or foster homes immediately enroll students in school. FY also ensures that students are in appropriate education placement and receiving needed services. The Foster Youth program is responsible for the tracking and transferring of school records upon enrolling them in school programs, and placing them in group homes or foster homes. The program provides assistance and trainings to school districts, probation, human services agencies, group homes, and foster family agencies within San Joaquin County. FY also provides guidance, training, and support to the foster youth and homeless liaisons in each school district.
FOSTER YOUTH - Under LCFF, the term foster youth includes any child who is the subject of a juvenile dependency court petition (Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code § 300), whether or not the child has been removed from his or her home. Any child who is the subject of a juvenile delinquency court petition (Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code § 602) and who has been removed from his or her home by the court and placed into foster care under a “suitable placement” order. This includes youth who have been placed in a foster home, relative home, or group home. It does not include youth who have been placed in a juvenile detention facility, such as a juvenile hall or camp.