You have the right…
- To contact your family members, unless prohibited by court order, and your social workers, attorneys, foster youth advocates
andsupporters, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), and probation officers.
- To visit and contact your brothers and sisters, unless prohibited by court order.
- To have social contacts with people outside of the foster care system, including teachers, church members, mentors, and
- To keep in contact with members of your tribe and tribal community.
For more information about your rights to maintain your relationships with siblings:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-844-538-8766. You can also visit the website at https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/CCLD-Complaint-Hotline.