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OJJDP Recognizes National Foster Care Month

May 14, 2014

National Foster Care MonthOn April 30, 2014, President Obama issued a proclamation recognizing May as National Foster Care Month, continuing a national observance for the issue that began in 1988. Almost 400,000 children and youth are in foster care today. This month-long observance, supported by the Children's Bureau of the Department of Health and Human Services and partners, honors the role of foster families, child welfare professionals, teachers, and other individuals in finding permanent homes for children and youth in foster care. In recognition of National Foster Care Month, OJJDP has re-released its four-part Webinar series “Improving Outcomes for Multi-System Involved Youth Who Cross Over Between Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice.”

Resources:

Read the White House blog post from Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Munoz in honor of National Foster Care Month. All agencies in this workgroup are welcome to link to the blog post from their Web sites.

Access National Foster Care Month resources.

Access OJJDP’s four-part Webinar series on improving outcomes for crossover youth.