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Stability And Security: The Case For Extended Foster Care

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Deontae Cruz and Mockingbird Society founder Jim Theofelis are advocating for a bill that would allow foster youth to remain in the system until age 21.

Ross Reynolds sits down with Jim Theofelis, founder and executive director of the Mockingbird Society, and 21-year-old Deontae Cruz who participated in the original extended foster care pilot program.

They spoke about the importance of allowing young adults in foster care to remain in the system until age 21 — an issue state legislators will address this session.