The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to reevaluate the treatment of youngsters in the county’s care, aiming to keep foster children out of juvenile halls and camps. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas championed the effort, calling for more intervention and less punishment for children who often have a history of trauma. “If we all [...]
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Historically, when young people in foster care were removed from their families or changed placements, they were often required to change schools as well. That process contributed to gaps in these students’ education, lost course credits, and—compared to their non-foster counterparts—poorer grades and graduation rates . . . not to mention a fracturing of important connections at a [...]