Posts Tagged ‘foster youth’

Foster Care Bill Unanimously Approved

The Indiana Senate unanimously approved a foster care bill Tuesday that aims to improve education outcomes for thousands of Indiana foster youth. The 50-0 vote in favor of the bill sends the measure back to the Indiana House. Lawmakers there can vote to approve Senate changes or send the bill to a conference committee to…

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Legislation strives to improve education outcomes for foster children

Legislation before the Indiana General Assembly aims to improve education outcomes for thousands of Indiana foster youth. The legislation authored by Representative Dale DeVon (R-Granger) would require the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) to share data on the educational progress of children in Indiana’s foster care system. The…

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Indiana nonprofit applauds bill signings

Nonprofit Indiana Connected By 25 praises Governor Eric Holcomb’s signing of two measures that will have dramatic effects on Indiana foster youth.  Senate Enrolled Act 366 (Driver’s Licenses for Foster Youth) and Senate Enrolled Act 497 (Medicaid for Former Foster Youth) were both signed by the Governor late Friday afternoon. The first measure allows teenagers in…

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General Assembly Could Pass Foster Youth Bills

Two bills that would have dramatic impact on Indiana foster youth are closer to becoming law this Indiana General Assembly session. General Assembly Considers SB 366 Senate Bill 366 (Driver’s Licenses for Foster Youth) allows teenagers in foster care to obtain a driver’s license. The bill also waives BMV fees, permits foster youth to take…

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Foster Youth Organization Hires Leader

Indianapolis-based nonprofit Indiana Connected By 25, which serves foster youth who are aging out of the system, has selected Brent Kent to serve as the organization’s new chief executive officer (CEO). Kent was formerly the state director of StudentsFirst Indiana, where he successfully pushed for stronger charter school accountability and teacher preparation program reforms. Why…

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