AB12 Information

Benefits to extending foster care

  • Successfully complete high school
  • Easily enroll in college/trade school
  • Be able to secure housing
  • Receive a clothing allowance and case management services
  • Have extra time to develop solid support systems
  • Experience the opportunity to develop and reach your independent living goals

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be in out-of-home placement until your 18th birthday
  • Sign an agreement for continued supervision and support
  • Meet with your social worker at least once a month
  • Agree to be a “Non-Minor Dependent” (NMD) of the Juvenile Court
  • Reside in an eligible, supervised foster care placement.

And any one of the following:

    • Completing High School diploma or GED
    • Enrolled in college or trade school
    • Participating in a program to remove barriers to employment
    • Working at least 80 hours per month
    • Incapable of doing any of the above due to a medical / psychological condition