(LEAF) Makes History in Louisiana: A Summary of the Foster Youth Bill of Rights

(LEAF) Makes History in Louisiana: A Summary of the Foster Youth Bill of Rights
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OBJECTIVES:

  • Provide a detailed overview and summary of Senate Bill 151: The first official Louisiana Foster Youth bill of rights — the process, legislation, and meaning. 
  • Provide examples of how the bill should be applied and ways that attorneys, caseworkers, and judges can work to implement the rights listed in the Bill for youth in foster care. 
  • Provide legislative advocacy skills that youth and stakeholders can utilize to push forward youth rights. 

SPEAKERS:


Keedy Bradley, Former Foster Youth, President of the Louisiana Chapter of the National Foster Care Alumni of American, and President of the Louisiana Elite Advocacy Force (LEAF)


Antonica Frazier, Former Foster Youth, Peer Support Worker for the Life Skills Program in the Covington Region, and Secretary of the Louisiana Elite Advocacy Force (LEAF)


Aliyah Zeien: Former Foster Youth, Social Worker with the Louisiana Methodist Children & Family Services, and Vice President of the Louisiana Elite Advocacy Force (LEAF)


FACILITATOR:


Caitlin Glass, Legal Representation Coordinator for the Pelican Center for Children and Families