This Guidebook is intended to help foster youth (and those who care about them) to understand the rights and services available when leaving the foster system.
Fight for Your Rights
1.4 MB, 43 pages
Written by Phil Ladew, an attorney and former foster youth who aged out of foster care in Los Angeles County. Illustrated by Dovi Anderson.
This project was made possible by generous support from the Morris Stufsaft Foundation, Equal Justice Works, the Five Bridges Foundation, and AT&T Wireless. Special thanks to the attorneys at the National Center for Youth Law, The California Foster Care Ombudspersonís Office, the California Judicial Councilís Center on Children and the Courts, the youth of the Alameda County chapter of California Youth Connection, Cal State Fullerton, Kate Francis, Shiloh Martin, and Dovi Anderson.
All quotes are from current or former California foster youth.
Please cite as:
Phil Ladew, Fight for Your Rights: A Guidebook for California Foster Youth, Former Foster Youth, and Those Who Care About Them, The National Center for Youth Law (September 2007 edition).
This Guidebook may be reprinted in whole or in part if distributed for free and the National Center for Youth Law is given proper citation credit. However, any adaptation or translation must be authorized by the National Center for Youth Law.
If you have any comments, questions, additions, or corrections, please send them to the National Center for Youth Law at: info(at)youthlaw.org.