LACOE's Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSCP) provides support services for students who experience the traumatic effects of being removed from their home, school instability and multiple placements in foster care.

Our goal is to build capacity and increase multi-sector collaboration amongst child welfare, probation, education, and community agencies to improve educational outcomes for students in foster care. We place Educational Counselors in offices across the county in partnership with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Probation, and Edelman Children’s Court. Program Specialists are assigned cohorts of school districts to establish regional learning networks designed to address challenges and implement solutions to support districts in meeting the needs of students in foster care.

Los Angeles County spans 4,048 miles and is home to more than 33,000+ youth in foster care. LACOE's Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program provides an array of supports for schools, districts, child welfare, and others working with students in foster care to improve their educational outcomes. Through professional development training, assisting stakeholders with understanding educational legislation, and sharing best practices, we desire to improve educational outcomes and assist in creating equitable environments for students in foster care.


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