The core Foster Youth pilot programs began operating in 1973. The success of these programs led, in 1998, to the establishment of a statewide system of programs established by Senate Bill 933, Thompson, Chapter 311.
The intent of the Countywide Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program is to make educational support services available to every California child or youth residing in a licensed children’s institution. Counties offer an array of services which are determined by their approved State Plan.
For general information about Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program: