This article addresses the large population of foster children over the age of 13 who have the same need for stable outcomes as younger foster children. Older foster children face a greater challenge in achieving a stable outcome because of their age. With this challenge comes a greater likelihood of homelessness and involvement in the criminal justice system. This article examines the various programs in Virginia designed to address the challenges faced by older foster children, and particularly, a new program called Fostering Futures, which provides greater support specifically to older foster children.
Karen E. Dottore,
Fostering Futures in Virginia: Why Is It Needed and What Does It Add to Existing Programs?,
Rich. Pub. Int. L. Rev.
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