Your Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression
You have the right…
- To caregivers, child welfare workers, probation officers, attorneys that have been trained to understand and respect gender identity and expression and sexual orientation.
- Not to be treated differently because of your sexual orientation or gender identity.
- To see a doctor or counselor that supports and understands your gender identity, expression, and sexual orientation.
- To be called by your preferred name and/or pronoun.
Your Plans for
Your Sexual Orientation,
Gender Identity & Expression (SOGIE)
Do you feel your rights as a foster youth have been violated?
If so, you also have the right to contact the Community Care Licensing Division of the State Department of Social Services or the State Foster Care Ombudsperson regarding any violations of your rights. You can speak to representatives of these offices
To make a complaint with Community Care Licensing, email email@example.com or call 1-844-538-8766. You can also visit the website at https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/CCLD-Complaint-Hotline.