We're hiring! We've partnered with UAA's Child Welfare Academy to create the Office of Youth Empowerment and are looking for a dynamic candidate to coordinate the new office.
House Bill 151 sponsored by State Representative Les Gara passed the legislature this session and is waiting for the Governor's signature. This landmark child welfare legislation is set to drastically improve Alaska's Child welfare system by setting a caseload standard for child protection staff, increasing training and promoting family engagement. Check out our efforts to raise awareness and promote change by engaging foster youth and alumni in advocacy:
Historic Passage of House Bill 151
Watch yesterday’s historic passage of House Bill 151. It’s at the 33 min. mark. This Bill sets a caseload standard for state child protection staff, promotes youth and family engagement in case planning, sibling contact, family resilience, and promote safe and stable families throughout AK.
May is National Foster Care Month. Get involved! Become a foster parent, mentor, or donate to an organization that supports children and youth in foster care.