Nearly one hundred times a day, a child in California is placed in foster care. Los Angeles County alone "parents" just under 30,000 abused and neglected foster youth.
Too often, however, the dependent children in L.A. County lag behind national standards in relation to the minimal care and protection we strive to achieve for foster youth. As a result, today's troubled foster youth may become tomorrow's troubled adults. More than half will be unemployed, almost a third will become homeless, and one in five will be incarcerated within two years of leaving foster care.
CLC advocates for greater community involvement and better services to help these children recognize their potential, achieve the goals they set for themselves, and chart a path to a brighter future.
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