Thursday, November 29, 2018

Employment and Education Outcomes for Ohio Foster Youth By Age 21

Ohio has a fractured safety net for transitional youth in general, and this is especially true for young people "aging out" of foster care.

1.) Ohio ranks dead last in the nation when it comes to state funding for child-protection services.

2.) Our child welfare services are county-administered, with 88 different children services agencies with varying levels of taxpayer support.

3.) It is important for young people with a foster care history to know about about available resources, and to have the skills to navigate (often complex or disjointed) systems to access them.

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