CCAI July newsletter and legislative update now available

CCAI’s July newsletter and legislative update is now available.

A few highlights from this month’s edition are:

  • Please join us for the Foster Youth Internship briefing and reception on Wednesday, July 27th to hear directly from former foster youth on their recommendations to improve the foster care system from a federal policy perspective.  Contact info@ for more information and to RSVP.
  • Know someone who has made the difference in the life of a child in need of a family?  Submit nominations for this year’s Angels in Adoption now at  Deadline for submissions is July 31st.
  • See pages 6-10 for a full list of foster care and adoption legislation currently pending in Congress.

Save the date: 2011 FYI Briefing and Report Release

CCAI invites you to attend the 2011 Foster Youth Internship briefing and reception where the interns will release their policy report of recommendations to improve foster care.  These 15 exceptional leaders have spent their summer interning on Capitol Hill and are using their legislative knowledge combined with their personal experience of life growing up in foster care to educate policymakers on areas for reform.  The briefing will cover pertinent policy areas such as the reauthorizations of the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and federal child welfare financing.  In addition, each intern has focused on a specific policy area of interest and will present recommendations on these issues.  Past briefings and reports have been used by policymakers and advocates across the country as guideposts for the development of future adoption and foster care related policies.  Details:  Wednesday, July 27th in the Capitol Visitor Center Room SVC 208-209; Briefing: 3:00-4:30pm; Reception: 4:30-5:30pm.   To ensure we save a space for you, RSVP to Emily@ by Friday, July 22nd.

The interns learning about federal child welfare policy in preparation for writing their report.