SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) to aid foster care parents, passed with unanimous support in the California Assembly Human Services Committee. Assembly Bill (AB) 2668 would encourage a custodial non-minor dependent parent living in a Supervised Independent Living Placement (SILP) to enter into a “Parenting Support Plan” with an identified responsible adult, such as a mentor or relative.
“Studies of young parents in the foster care system experiencing higher than average rates of poverty, unemployment and low educational attainment underscores the need to provide for these young parents in foster care with adequate support and services. We must help these young parents overcome the challenges they face in order to give their children a better life. The support from the Assembly Human Services committee motivates all of us to move forward with this meaningful piece of legislation,” stated Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.
Source: Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva