Know Your Rights
Are you in foster care? You have so many rights! Some of them are listed here. As an additional resource, the California Alliance of Caregivers created a downloadable Foster Youth Rights Handbook.
Always check with your lawyer about your specific rights and for any updates in the law.
Your Plans for
Your Sexual Orientation,
Gender Identity & Expression (SOGIE)
Do you feel your rights as a foster youth have been violated?
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.
To contact or make a complaint with the Foster Care Ombudsperson, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call
High School Graduation
EBCLO’s Education Advocacy Program assists youth in achieving their high school completion goals. This page provides details about the program and resources.
Transitional Age Youth (TAY)
EBCLO works with many TAY, and we’ve compiled tips for young people who are participating in extended foster care or want to return to extended foster care.