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March 2, 2010 For Immediate Release
ANTONOVICH URGES STATE TO RESTORE FOSTER CARE FUNDING
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – To improve successful outcomes for young people in foster care, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to support Assembly Bill 2131 (D-Bass). This legislation would reverse cuts to the State’s counties by Governor Schwarzenegger to balance the State budget and restore $17 million dollars in state foster care funding to Los Angeles County.
“Since 2003, we have seen an 18% reduction in caseloads; a 32% improvement in timelines to permanency; and a 36% reduction in children living in out-of-home care,” said Antonovich. “Continuing this momentum in keeping children safely in their birth homes or moving them to loving families through adoption requires passage of this vital legislation.”