Site Visit Report: Solano County Project HOPE
Child Welfare Information Gateway
As part of a 17-month Children’s Bureau (CB) grant awarded in 2011, the Solano County (California) Office of Education (SCOE) and the Child Welfare Services (CWS) division of the Solano County Health and Social Services Department implemented Project HOPE (Help, Opportunity, Preparation for Education) to improve academic outcomes for youth in foster care. This infrastructure-building grant was part of CB’s Child Welfare/Education System Collaborations to Increase Educational Stability grant cluster. In addition to SCOE and CWS, the Project HOPE advisory group included representatives from juvenile justice, juvenile probation, foster home providers, juvenile court, mental health, Solano County Community College, foster parents, a youth advocate, and case management agencies.
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