On behalf of the over 60,000 children and youth in California’s foster care system, leading advocates in California make these recommendations:
Recommendation #1: Provide emergency financial relief to caregivers and youth impacted by COVID-19.
Recommendation #2: Ensure stability of foster care placements
Recommendation #3: Immediately remove obstacles to distance learning, telehealth, visitation, and permanency
Recommendation #4: Include the needs of marginalized and disconnected youth in California’s COVID-19 response