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Monday at 7 pm on City Visions: Out-of-County Placements Compound Hardship for State's Foster Youth

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More than 20 percent of California's foster youth are sent to placements across county lines, restricting their access to mental health care and other services. City Visions host Joseph Pace and guests discuss this and other challenges facing our state's foster youth and their families and some of the legislative solutions on the horizon. Join us by calling (415) 841-4134 during the show, or emailing us at cityvisions@kalw.org or tweeting #cityvisionsKALW. Monday, September 28 at 7 pm.

Guests:

-Daniel Heimpel, journalist and lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy. He is also the founder of Fostering Media Connections and the editor of the Chronicle of Social Change, which recently published a six-part series on out-of-county foster placements in California.

-Patrick Gardner, Executive Director of Young Minds Advocacy Project, a non-profit mental health advocacy organization with offices in San Francisco, Sacramento and Menlo Park. Formerly, he was Deputy Director of the National Center for Youth Law, where he oversaw the Center’s juvenile mental health courts work. He also serves on the California Child Welfare Council.

-Carroll Schroeder, Executive Director of the California Alliance of Child and Family Services, a nonprofit legislative and regulatory advocacy organization working on behalf of more than 130 nonprofit child and family serving agencies statewide.