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Providing Safe, Supportive Homes for LGBT Youth | AB 1856 | 2012

Providing Safe, Supportive Homes for LGBT Youth

AB1856

Bill Number: AB 1856

UPDATE: AB 1505 was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on September 27, 2012.

Few things are more devastating to a child than being removed from his or her parents. Yet, for LGBT youth in foster care, this devastation is often compounded by placements in foster homes that are at best ill-equipped to care for LGBT kids or at worst hostile to LGBT people. AB 1856 will help to provide comfort, safety and support to LGBT foster youth by creating LGBT cultural competency standards that foster homes housing LGBT youth must meet.


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Author:
Assemblymember Tom Ammiano


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