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Legislature considers extending foster care to age 21

Each year, 500 kids age out of foster care in our state

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Senate again weighs requiring lawyers for foster children

The state Senate is once again weighing a bill to require legal representation for foster children, a proposal that social-service advocates consider as a top priority. The Senate Human Services & Corrections Committee held a Monday morning hearing on the proposal, which sailed through the state House last year but stalled in the Senate amid cost concerns.

Follow this link for the whole story: http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/2014/01/20/senate-again-weighs-requiring-lawyers-for-foster-children/

Senate considers help for foster kids after KING 5 series

Lawmakers in Olympia are considering a bill aimed at protecting the rights of abused and neglected children in Washington state. The proposal, SB 6126, sponsored by the Chair of the Senate Human Services and Corrections CommitteeSen. Steve O’Ban (R-University Place) was drafted after reporting by the KING 5 Investigators. The series of reports, "Fostering Justice," exposed how Washington law lags behind the country in providing legal advocates for foster children.

Please check this link out to follow the whole story: http://bit.ly/1eblaiG

Mockingbird praises homeless youth support in King County budget

2014 King County budget represents huge win for homeless youth and young adults

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KING 5 News: Fostering Justice

Powerful story on the need for legal representation for foster youth

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