Financial Challenges Facing Youth in Transition: What Advocates Should Know.
Published: March 2014
ABA Child Law Practice
Vol. 33, No. 3 , p. 33, 38-41
ABA Center on Children and the Law
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This article explains that 5 to 10% of youth in foster care have negative credit files due to creditor errors, incorrect or fraudulent use of a youth's name or social security number on delinquent accounts, or identity theft or fraud. Strategies are discussed that advocates can use to support the implementation of federal credit check requirements, clear false credit reports, ensure youth have the documents they need when leaving care, and help youth with financial planning. 35 references.
Independent living; Independent living skills; Adolescents; Youth services; Foster Adolescents; Financial assistance; CASA