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February 01, 2018

The New Year Brings High Hopes for Extended Care in Ohio

posted by Jennifer Pokempner, Child Welfare Policy Director

On September 13, 2016, Ohio joined the majority of states that have an extended foster care program when Ohio Rev. Code § 5101.1411 became effective. After careful planning for implementation, young people will be able to enroll in the extended care program today, February 1, 2018. Ohio’s extended care program, Bridges, contains a lot of elements that have great promise to help young people make a successful transition to adulthood.

With the kick off to enrollment in Ohio’s extended care program, we are launching our “Doing Extended Care Right” blog series. Each blog will highlight a state that has extended care and promising aspects of its program. We hope this will lead to more conversations and reforms around policies for older youth.

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Extended Care and Reentry (Foster Care)
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