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 requiring the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council within the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency to set goals aimed at preventing and ending youth homelessness, define outcome measures and gather data related to those goals.

SB1083: Reducing Barriers to Permanent Foster-Home Placements

SB 1083 extends the Resource Family Approval conversion deadline for existing families who had a child in their home in 2017 by an additional year, extends the RFA conversion deadline for existing families who had a child in their home in 2017 by an additional year and clarifies that a parent and child welfare agency may agree to a Voluntary Placement Agreement.