La. House approves proposal to expand state’s foster care system

foster care(Photo credit: MGN)

Published: June 3, 2019

By: Lauren Heffker and Hunter Lovell, LSU Manship News Service

BATON ROUGEA proposal that would expand the state’s foster care system passed the House in an 87-1 vote and now heads to the governor’s desk.

Sponsored by Sen. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, the bill would extend Louisiana’s foster care program for young adults up to 21, instead of aging them out at 18.

The proposal would cost the state $3 million, but the Edwards administration indicated it would support the bill as long as it was backed by the Legislature.


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