Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Foster Care Indpendence Act Of 1999: A policy analysis
by Ayala, Aurora N., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 54; 1499232
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this thesis was to conduct a policy analysis of The Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (P.L. 106-109). This study used David Gil's policy analysis framework, to analyze the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999. This policy was enacted to improve existing legislation, better serve and, better prepare youth who are emancipating from foster care for self-sufficiency. This policy specifies an increase in funding to states, allowing for more flexibility in how allocated funds are to be spent, and extends the age eligibility in efforts to better prepare more youth. The analysis of the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 indicated that its implementation has not produced the intended outcomes. Emancipating foster care youth continue to encounter life challenges which they are not adequately prepared to meet.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lam, Brian
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Public policy
Publication Number: 1499232
ISBN: 978-1-124-85717-6
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