Report: AZ Kids Need Support as They Age Out of Foster Care

| November 15, 2018

By Mark Richardson • Public News Service

PHOENIX – A study out this week looks at challenges faced by foster children in Arizona and across the country, when they turn 18 and “age out” of the system.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation data found that overall, young people transitioning from foster care are falling behind others in completing high school, finding jobs and acquiring basic life skills.

Beth Rosenberg, director of child welfare and juvenile justice for the Children’s Action Alliance, said Arizona teens who age out often face challenges brought on by their time in the foster-care system.

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