ACWDL 12-12: Out of State Medi-Cal Coverage for Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) for Aid Code 40 (AFDC-FC State-Only) (March 19, 2012)

Out-of-state Medi-Cal coverage (including dental services) is available for California children who are in the  custody of a county welfare agency or probation department via court dependency order or ward status and placed out of state in a CDSS certified group home. This rule applies only to California children receiving state-funded cash Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) benefits under aid code 40. [Download]

ACL 11-69: Extension Of Foster Care Beyond Age 18: Part One (10/13/11)

Like your favorite movie, this one has (will have) a sequel.  AB 12 provided for extended Foster Care after the youth turns 18, as described in ACIN I-40-11. The young adults who remain under the jurisdiction of the court, in EFC after age 18 are referred to as Non-Minor Dependents (NMDs). The extension of benefits also applies to Adoption Assistance Payments (AAP) and Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payment (Kin-GAP). See ACL 11- 15 for information on Kin-GAP; more ACLs on extended Kin-GAP and AAP are coming soon. Long ALC, with a table of contents is included to assist in finding specific information within this ACL. [Download]

ACL 10-36: Federal Incentive Funds For Post Adoptive Services (11/9/10)

Information about the federal Adoption Incentive Program (AIP), of $1,454,711. The AIP payment is required to be reinvested into the child welfare system, directed to counties that reported increased legal permanency outcomes for foster youth in FFY 2008. The incentive payments are to fund activities to improve legal permanency outcomes for foster youth ages nine or older. These activities include, but are not limited to: Post adoption services to avert adoption disruptions; Preparing youth for permanency by resolving barriers to adoption; Intensive family finding to locate relatives willing to make lifelong commitments to youth, including adoption and guardianship; Support to ensure successful permanency options for older foster youth; Recruitment of adoptive parents who are committed to keeping sibling groups together; Reunification with family members whose services were previously terminated. [Download]