2024 Key Child Welfare Policy Issues
These resources highlight policy opportunities in 2024 to help ensure children and youth currently or formerly in foster care find safety, stability and success, and to learn more about California’s child welfare system.
Child Welfare Budget Cuts
The 2024-25 state budget proposes to eliminate supports and services for children and youth involved with the child welfare system.
Home-Based Family Care Rate Reform
The rate provided to support children and youth in family homes is important to meeting their needs and creating stability.
Health and Well-Being of Youth Currently or Formerly in Foster Care
To heal and thrive, youth need access to comprehensive health services to meet their needs.
Opportunities to Learn More
Child Welfare Policy at Children Now
We aim to transform the child welfare system to ensure youth in foster care thrive.
About Children Now
Children Now is a nonpartisan, multi-issue research, policy development and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting children’s health and education in California. The organization also leads The Children’s Movement of California, a network of direct service, parent, civil rights, faith-based and community groups dedicated to improving children’s well-being. Learn more about us here.