Youth Provisions in the Supporting Foster Youth and Families Through the Pandemic Act (Division X of P.L. 116-260) [April 21, 2021] [open pdf - 1MB]
From the Summary: "This report focuses on the youth provisions in the Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act, enacted as Division X of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, FY2021 (P.L. 116-260). The act includes provisions that make temporary changes to child welfare and home visiting policies in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The youth policies are intended to assist foster youth during the pandemic, including those who are no longer in care. Compared to their peers generally, current and former foster experience poor outcomes in education, employment, housing stability, and other markers of adulthood. Such challenges appear to be heightened because of the pandemic, as reported in news publications and surveys of youth."
CRS Report for Congress, R46770
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