Supporting California Counties in Transitioning Foster Youth to Independence: How Electronic Record Systems Can Help Serve the Goals of AB 12

Supporting California Counties in Transitioning Foster Youth to Independence: How Electronic Record Systems Can Help Serve the Goals of AB 12

Electronic record systems designed specifically for foster youth can be used as a case management, record keeping, and empowerment tool within the context of the youth’s formal transition to self-sufficiency and adulthood. This document describes county requirements under AB 12 to equip transition age youth with their essential records and highlights opportunities for integrating electronic record systems into workflows related to formally transitioning foster youth into independence. Such a strategy holds the promise to streamline workloads for caseworkers and enhance the self-sufficiency and empowerment of youth as they move into adulthood.