OFYC 2018 Policy Topics Brainstorm
We're getting ready for our summer policy conference where youth work together to identify solutions for issues they see in foster care. We need YOU to tell us what changes you want to see in foster care this year! This is the first step in creating policies like the Sibling Bill of Rights that was passed in 2017.
Have you heard about OFYC's other successes in the legislature?
Yes, I know all about it already!
No, tell me more!
OFYC's Successful Legislation
2017: HB2216 Foster Children's Sibling Bill of Rights- Requires DHS to adopt rules to establish Sibling Bill of Rights.
2015: HB2890 Extracurricular Activities- All children in care can participate in at least one ongoing extracurricular activity.
2015: HB2889 Savings Account- Requires DHS to ensure that a child over 12 who the department has had custody of for a minimum of 6 consecutive months, is entitled to assistance to establish a savings account without parental or guardianship consent.
2013: SB123 Bill of Rights- Requires DHS to adopt rules to establish Oregon Foster Children's Bill of Rights,including establishment of foster care ombudsman, postings of rights in all foster care placements and provision of all documents and materials explaining rights for children and youth in care.
See our full legislative history by clicking
Are you an OFYC member?
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How old are you?
25 and older
What is your current connection to the foster care system?
Current Foster Youth
Formerly in Foster Care
Aged out of care
What county are you currently living in?
N/A: I don't live in Oregon
What is your race/ethnicity?
Please tell us what you think should change in Oregon's foster care system! We will take all answers we get from youth and send them out as a survey to be voted on by our members next month. (We'll make sure not to share who gave us these suggestions)
.Example: I think youth in care should have access to foster parents who are affirming of LGBTQIA2-S youth. I think foster care should help us heal from trauma. I think there should be more affordable, safe housing for youth leaving care.
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