Support Legislation

Below are the policies that John Burton Advocates for Youth is working to pass into law this legislative session.  If you would like to support any of these bills, please send in your support letter to Carolyn@jbay.org.

SB 918: Homeless Youth Act of 2018

SB 918 aims to combat the growing challenge of youth homelessness in California by establishing an Office of Homeless Youth within the Department of Housing and Community Development to focus state response and increase support for youth-specific housing programs.

SB 940: Cal Grant Access for Foster Youth

SB 940 will improve post-secondary achievement among foster youth by increasing access to California’s largest and most important financial aid program, the Cal Grant.

SB1083: Reducing Barriers to Permanent Foster-Home Placements

AB2183 will includes a series of policy changes to streamline and improve implementation of Continuum of Care.

AB 2183: Providing Critical Resources at Time of Placement

AB2183 will make changes to Resource Family Approval (RFA) to ensure families receive foster care funding at the time of placement.