AB-0163: Foster & group home youth: liaison to services for unaccompanied undocumented minors

Session: 2019-2020
Author: Garcia
Status: Alive
AAP-CA Position: Support
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 Would require the   CA Department of Social Services  to create a facilities liaison position within its immigration services unit to, connect state-licensed group homes, short-term residential therapeutic programs (STRTP), foster family agencies, and resource families that serve undocumented immigrant youth with appropriate supports and services, includinglegal services, mental health assessments and services, and public benefits, as specified. The bill would, when appropriate, require the facilities liaison to arrange a meeting for each identified unaccompanied undocumented minor with a qualified organization that has received a grant to provide legal services.

 

Download AAP Positional Letter: To Human Services AB 163 (Reyes)