Produced in 2016, 25not21 spoke to youth, advocates, professionals, and activists involved in the child welfare system about the precarious state youth are left in as they transition out of care. Speaking through lived experiences about the injustices plaguing youth, interviewees demonstrate the need for change. Youth in care are failed at every element of the system. After extensions of care end, youth experience homelessness and imprisonment at disproportionate rates. Aging Up seeks to challenge existing policy and demonstrate an evidence-based set of recommendations that can help guide youth from care to success.
We are joining the calls of the Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry, Resource Assistance for Youth, the Office of the Children’s Advocate and more to demand policy that reflects the intent of child welfare – to protect and empower resilient youth from care.
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