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  • Education Advocacy Manual

    While there is a special focus on the needs of foster children in the manual, the comprehensive information may be helpful to anyone who wishes to advocate for a child’s education. Included are chapters covering basic education rights, special education law, discipline, and resources for young people transitioning to adulthood. Also included is an extensive resource guide with links to Washington State and federal education law. Content Detail

  • Foster Youth: Right to Counsel

    In a dependency case, the court must appoint a lawyer to any child who has had both parents’ rights terminated for six months. The child’s age does not matter. Read More

    Northwest Justice Project
  • Health Care Coverage for Former Foster Youth

    If you were in foster care in Washington and receiving Apple Health (Medicaid) at age 18 or on the date you aged out of foster care (up to 21 years old), you are eligible for Apple Health coverage until you are 26. Read More

    Northwest Health Law Advocates
  • LGBTQ Safety & Victimization

    General information about legal rights and safety issues for LGBTQ homeless and foster care youth. Content Detail

    Columbia Legal Services