AB 12 Extended Foster Care Program and Benefits

Assembly Bill 12 was signed into law on September 30, 2010 and took effect on January 1, 2012. AB 12, and the subsequent AB 212, implement provisions of the Federal Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (PL 110-351) to improve outcomes for youth in foster care. A provision of the Federal Fostering Connections to Success law permits states to extend title IV-E assistance to eligible child welfare or probation youth that remain in foster care up to age 21. 
 
AB 12 affects many areas in child welfare such as, Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payment (Kin-GAP), Aid to Families with Dependent Children – Foster Care (AFDC-FC), the Transitional Housing Programs, and Adoption Assistance Payments (AAP). More information on AB 12 is provided in the county letters detailed below. 


CDSS Notifications Pertaining to Extended Foster Care

All County Letters (ACL)


All County Information Notice (ACIN)

    • ACINI-29-13 Extended Foster Care Update 
      Provides information to counties about the statutory changes to the Welfare and Institutions Code via passage of AB 1712, signed on September 30, 2012, and SB 1013, signed on June 27, 2012, concerning the EFC Program

    • ACIN I-76-15 Extended Foster Care Update
      Discusses additional populations eligible to re-enter foster care as NMDs, pursuant to AB 787 and AB 2454; the ability of juvenile courts to make orders for probation NMDs; transition dependents; in-progress reunification plans for NMDs; voluntary out-of-home placements for NMDs; and NMD adoptions
      Errata

    • ACINI-42-17 Revised Extended Foster CareForms                                   
      Introduces revised versions of the Supervised Independent Living Program forms, the Mutual Agreement for Extended Foster Care, Voluntary Re-Entry Agreement for Extended Foster Care, and the Transitional Independent Living Plan  


County Fiscal Letters (CFL)


Community Care Licensing Information Release

    • No. 2011-06
      Pertains to non-minor dependents interim standards


For Additional Information:

Transition Age Youth Policy Unit
744 P Street, MS 8-13-78
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-7465
TAYPolicy@dss.ca.gov

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744 P Street, MS 8-13-78
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-7465
TAYPolicy@dss.ca.gov

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