Saturday, August 2, 2008

Your Call 080408 Foster Care in Focus

What is life like for foster children? On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about how kids are faring in the foster care system. There are 10,000 children in foster care in the Bay Area, half of them over the age of 10. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently signed a number of foster care bills, including one that allows children to participate in court hearings. What else needs to be done to ensure the system works well for foster children? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Erika Dirkse-Rescher, case supervisor at San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocate Program

Chantel Johnson, California Youth Connection Legislative and Policy Coordinator

Sergio Medina, Field Coordinator with Office of Refugee Resettlement at Catholic Charities

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