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Partnership and the Politics of Care: Advocates’ Role in Passing and Implementing California’s Law to Extend Foster Care


“This report traces the history of California’s Fostering Connections to Success Act from when it was first introduced in the California State Assembly, through its passage and signing, and ultimately to its innovative and extensive implementation planning process. Thus, it covers the period of time from December 2008 through December 2011. The aim of this report is to document the California experience, highlighting its successes and challenges, so that other states may benefit, potentially smoothing the legislative and implementation processes there.”


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