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Adolescents, the Foster Care System, and the Transition to Adulthood

What Legal Aid Lawyers Need to Know

By Alice Bussiere, Jennifer Pokempner & Jennifer Troia

Adolescents in the foster care system face enormous challenges. Recent legislative agendas have improved the road to independent living for foster youth. Proper support and guidance from child welfare professionals and legal advocates can ensure a foster youth's successful journey into adulthood.

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