Assemblymember Gipson Introduces Measure to Help Foster Youth

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) introduced Assembly Bill 2247 to ensure foster youth have a consistent and strong home foundation and are not unnecessarily moved from one place to another. “We harm our children and disrupt their health and well-being by moving them from home to home,” said Assemblymember Gipson. “This is the reason why this bill is important. It will create a process for placement changes and require social workers and placement agencies to create a plan that will facilitate, mediate and provide conflict resolution practices so that if a parent has a concern, rather than immediately request that a child be removed, it requires a conversation to take place to help resolve any outstanding issues.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.