Your Plans for the Future

You have the right…

  • To maintain an emancipation bank account and manage your personal income where age-appropriate, unless prohibited by your case plan.
  • To work and develop your job skills at an age-appropriate level, consistent with state law.
  • To attend Independent Living Program classes and activities if you meet the age requirements.
  • If you are 16 years of age or older, to have access to information about educational options available to you, including information about coursework necessary for vocational and postsecondary educational programs, and information regarding financial aid for postsecondary education.
  • To stay in extended foster care, or AB12, if you are between the ages of 18 to 21.
  • To get a driver’s license if you wish.

For information about how to get and keep a job:








Your Plans for
the Future

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 confidentially, and have a right to be free from threats or punishment for making complaints.

To make a complaint with Community Care Licensing, email or call 1-844-538-8766. You can also visit the website at

To contact or make a complaint with the Foster Care Ombudsperson, email, call 1-877-846-1602, or visit their website at

Additional Links

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. 


EBCLO’s Education Advocacy Program works to help youth succeed in school.