Foster Care in Louisiana should cover all kids to age 21


Louisiana for years essentially discarded children in foster care when they turned 18, giving them no help in making the transition to independence.

Many of them struggled, ending up homeless or in prison. A 2017 legislative task force on aging out of foster care found that one in five young people were homeless within a year of leaving foster care. Within two years, one in four were in prison, the report said.

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