Closing the Crossover Gap: Amending Fostering Connections to Provide Independent Living Services for Foster Youth Who Crossover to the Justice System (2014)

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/fcre.12092/abstract

Lauren Wylie

Search Terms: aging out of foster care, cross-over youth, dually involved youth, fostering connections, juvenile delinquency

Summary: While it is known that gaps between dependency and delinquency systems are ineffective for the handling of crossover youth, Fostering Connections’ (legislation) exclusion of incarcerated youth may perpetuate this problem. Amending Fostering Connections to require ongoing dependency system involvement will not provide continuity in the youth’s relationships and services, it may facilitate a youth’s transition back to the foster care system.

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