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Former Foster Youth are Working to Improve Foster Care

If you’re looking for ways to improve the foster care system, doesn’t it make sense to hear from former foster youth?

That’s the idea behind a unique internship program run by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI). Each year, the CCAI invites former foster youth to be a part of its Foster Youth Internship (FYI) Program® to help raise awareness among federal policymakers about the foster care system. Their work includes issuing policy recommendations that are released at a Congressional briefing and shared with child welfare advocates nationwide.

This year’s report – Powerful Voice: Sharing Our Stories to Reform Child Welfare – includes recommendations from a dozen former foster youth. Some of the recommendations touch on areas in PPC’s child welfare policy work, including addressing barriers to permanency, better aligning foster care funding with desired child and family outcomes, and improving opportunities and outcomes for older youth who are aging out of foster care.

As the report notes: “We have found that when policymakers hear direct experiences of those affected by child welfare policy, they become engaged in this issue and work to bring about legislative improvements in an effort to ensure each child has their right to a family realized.”

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