The U.S. Senate Caucus on Foster Youth has published a Called to Action listing changes they wanted to see in the system. U.S Representatives are also developing their own caucus to examine child welfare system reform. We are glad to say that Colorado’s Congressman Cory Gardner (District 4) is a member of this Foster Youth caucus.
These bipartisan groups are charged with doing the necessary research with subject matter experts—like Forward Steps, its affiliates, and foster care youth—before taking what they learned and turning it into bills to be passed by Congress.
Forward Steps cares about what happens to foster care youth once they emancipate from the system, and helping to change the system is one way we demonstrate this. We will continue to monitor these efforts, as we understand the impacts of legislation as it relates to the people we serve.