Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Celebrating the Signing of AB-12

This morning Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed AB12 in law. This important act will improve the lives of children and youth in California’s foster care system by extending transitional foster care services to eligible youth between 18 and 21 years of age. [photo: Juliana Serrano]

“Our foster care youth deserve every opportunity to succeed in life, and extending foster benefits and services through age 21 will help better equip them with the necessary tools,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “AB 12 will ensure our foster youth have access to important resources as they transition into adulthood. I applaud Assemblymembers Bass and Beall for working across the aisle and getting this important legislation passed.”
All Saints staffer and Director of the Office for Creative Connections Juliana Serrano was on hand for the signing this morning at Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services in Los Angeles. This important legislation was supported by the All Saints Foster Care Project. It was also one of our "Faith in Action" Sunday-Actions-on-the-Lawn -- an action that generated over 25% of the letters to the governor supporting the bill.

Congratulations to all who worked so hard to pass this much-needed legislation that will help make love tangible to California's foster children!

For more information on the All Saints Church Foster Care Project visit their website or send an email here.

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