Foster Youth Services Resources
The Sacramento Countywide Foster Youth Services (FYS) Program is part of a statewide system of programs focused on improving educational outcomes for students in foster care.
Most children placed in foster care have suffered trauma as a result of parental neglect or abuse. The trauma, coupled with the need to adjust to new environments in a residential and educational setting, often places numerous stressors on the child that may compromise their ability to adjust to new educational expectations and curricula. The experiences of foster care can be overwhelming and incapacitating, hindering their ability to learn. Research studies have demonstrated foster youth are more likely to repeat one or more grades, are twice as likely to drop out of school as non-foster youth, and are less likely to earn a high school diploma.
The Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman is an independent resource for reviewing issues concerning children and youth in foster care and those who care about them. The Ombudsman Office receives complaints and concerns from a wide range of individuals including foster youth, CAREGIVERS, parents, relatives, CASAs, attorneys, social workers, and many other interested parties.
If you have concerns regarding the care, services or placement of children or youth in foster care:
Call the Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman
Children’s Law Center of California (CLC) represents children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned that come under the protection of the Los Angeles, Sacramento, or Placer County Juvenile Dependency Court systems. Children’s Law Center was created by the Superior Court in 1990 to serve as appointed counsel for these Los Angeles youth. In July of 2011 we opened our doors in Sacramento County and now serve as appointed counsel for all abused and neglected children in both Los Angeles and Sacramento counties.
8950 Cal Center Drive, Suite 245
Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: (916) 520-2000
Fax: (916) 520-7650
Foster Youth Services Coordinating (FYSC) Programs provide support services to foster children who:
Suffer the traumatic effects of displacement from family and schools and multiple placements in foster care.
- Counseling, tutoring, mentoring, vocational training
- Emancipation services, training for independent living, and other related services.
Foster Youth Services Coordinating (FYSC) Programs
This program provides support services to foster children who suffer the traumatic effects of displacement from family and schools and multiple placements in foster care. FYSC Programs have the ability and authority to ensure that health and school records are obtained to establish appropriate placements and coordinate instruction, counseling, tutoring, mentoring, vocational training, emancipation services, training for independent living, and other related services. FYSC Programs increase the stability of placements for foster children and youth. These services are designed to improve the children’s educational performance and personal achievement, directly benefiting them as well as providing long-range cost savings to the state.