If you are a former Foster Youth with a closed case
- Contact your Transition Coordinator or a transitional resource center.
- Complete an intake assessment with your coordinator.
- Make sure you keep a copy of your assessment and planning documents
A guide to help prepare youth for adulthood:
- A planning tool for County staff to use in preparing youth to transition successfully into adulthood.
- A map for caretakers to use in helping youth meet their goals.
- A key element for the County’s Emancipation Program is designed to prepare youth, in out-of-home placement, for successful lives as adults.
- A youth’s ticket to receive emancipation services and benefits for educational, career and housing needs.
- Probation foster youths who were in suitable placement the ages of 16 and 21 years old are eligible for services (youth 14-15 are eligible for some services).
- Probation foster youths who were dependents in the child welfare system after age 16.
- Probation foster youth who were in Suitable Placement between the ages 16-18 and who were placed with a relative (receiving Relative Funding).
- Independent Living Program (ILP life skills training classes, financial aid workshop, computer classes, mentoring and youth conferences, educational assessments/tutoring.
- Tuition, books, supplies, clothing, transportation fees (including parking),tutoring and scholarship.
- High school graduation expenses/incentives
- Clothing, tools, professional/union dues, vocational and educational assessments, and cost for interview process, referrals to job training/hiring programs.
- Transportation cost related to job search, work or school
- Referral to transitional housing programs.
- Rooms and board – Apartment start-up expenses (No sublease)
- Assistance with car insurance premiums.
- Driving instruction.
- Aftercare services, including counseling, referrals to legal aid, job placement and training, medical not covered by Medi-Cal and beyond youth’s financial means.
- Referrals to parenting classes, nutrition, drug and alcohol counseling, et cetera.
10750 Laurel Ave.
Whittier, CA 90605
Los Angeles County Probation Department
Youth Development Services Program
3530 Wilshire Blvd.,
4th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (213) 351-0222
Fax: (213) 252-8723