Child/Adult Abuse & Neglect Hotline: 805-654-3200
Connecting Young Adults to Support Services
This site provides information for current, former, and prospective ILP youth, child welfare workers, probation officers, foster parents and other caregivers, advocates, and supporters of youth in foster care or on probation. Click the link above for more information.
Foster Care Benefits Now Available Until Age 21
Turning 18 now means new choices and opportunities! Recognizing that 18 was too young for most young adults to be without support, a bill was signed into law in September 2010 giving foster youth the option to remain in foster care and receive services and supports until age 21. The bill is called the California Fostering Connections to Success Act, and is also known as Assembly Bill 12 (AB12). Beginning January 1, 2012, young adults are allowed to remain in Extended Foster Care after they turn 18.
CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
Foster Care Payment Date Change Letter
Update to Foster Care Payments, effective April 24, 2023, Ventura County will be migrating to a new benefit issuance system, CalSAWS. For the most part, these changes will be seamless for you, but you may experience some delays as our staff adjusts to the new system.