Public Assistance Issues for Teens and Young Adults / Housing Advocacy to Prevent Children from Languishing in Foster Care

This presentation will address some of the benefits and assistance available to teenagers, young adults and young families, approximately ages 16-22. Benefit areas covered will include cash assistance, Food Stamps, Medicaid and housing resources for teens and young adults who are living on their own or aging out of foster care. The session will also cover housing resources for families struggling to reunify with children in foster care, including eligibility rules and advocacy strategies. The treatment of benefit areas will include coverage of special rules regarding eligibility for assistance, household composition, and circumstances when or if the young adult may be treated as a separate household. This presentation is intended for individuals who already have some familiarity and basic understanding of benefits eligibility and filing units.

Date of presentation: 06/16/2010

Presenters: Brooke J. Richie, Exec. Dir., Resilience Advocacy Project; Emma Alpert, 2009-2010 Yale Law School Public Interest Fellow / Staff Attorney, Brooklyn Family Defense Project; Nancy Rosembloom, Director of Special Litigation & Law Reform, Juvenile Rights Practice, Legal Aid Society-NYC; Saima Akhtar, Esq., Empire Justice Center

Viewing time: 47 minutes

CLE credits: 0.5 Professional Practice

Cost for viewing this training if CLE credit is requested: $60.00 for Not-for-Profit Agencies; $90.00 for Private Practice Attorneys. There is no charge for viewing this training unless CLE credit is requested.

Financial Hardship Policy available upon request. Contact Michelle Peterson, Training Coordinator

Newly admitted attorneys in New York State can not receive CLE credit for online training.

If you are an attorney who is not licensed in New York State and want CLE credit, please check to see if your state allows New York State CLE credits to be applied to your state's CLE requirements.

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