Sunday, April 12, 2020
Open Letter to Governor Mike DeWine
Open Letter to Governor DeWine from the OHIO Youth Advisory Board and ACTION Ohio, with three requests:
1.) Expedite the timeline for establishing a statewide Foster Youth Ombudsman’s Office.
2.) Extend Chafee supports to age 23, as authorized by the federal Family First Act.
3.) Suspend emancipation proceedings for all youth facing release from foster care for six months, allow re entry for foster youth younger than 21, and allow youth who reach the age of 21 in extended foster care (Bridges) to remain in care through October 30, 2020.