Tools for State Advocacy on Older Youth

Summary of federal guidance on action states can take to support the needs of youth in and leaving foster care during the pandemic. This information comes from the series of guidance documents that have been issued by ACF since March 2020.  Document here.

Summary of federal guidance on serving older youth in (and aging out of) foster care issued by the Administration on Children and Families and suggestions for leveraging guidance in state advocacy.  Document here.

Examples of State-Based Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Requests to Respond to COVID-19 Crisis. Document here.

Template Letter to State Leaders to Advocate for Policy Reforms for Older Youth In Response to COVID-19. Letter here.