Term Ward of the Court Verification
Code DF-7000.9180
Definition Programs that maintain and, where appropriate, provide access to or copies of the official foster care verification document available to youth upon emancipation from foster care. The documentation confirms that the youth was a dependent of the county or the state until age 18 and enables him or her to apply for sources of post-emancipation financial support that may be available including emancipation stipends, transitional housing programs, health care, and educational scholarships and grants including Chafee Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) and financial aid.
Created 4/29/13
Changed 5/6/13
Use References County Foster Care Verification Cards
Foster Care Verification Documentation
Foster Youth Wardship Documentation
Proof of County Dependency Status
Proof of Dependency/Wardship Document
Proof of Wardship Document
Ward of the Court Documentation
See Also References Education and Training Benefits for Former Foster Youth (HL-8000.1800-180)
External Classification Terms Consumer Protection (NPC W07)
Consumer Protection (NTE W90)
Consumer Services (CAN CO-150)
Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (AIRS LE-450)
Related Concepts Child Abuse
Children and Youth
Foster Care Transition Services
U.S. Services/Targets
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Foster Youth Proof of Wardship Documentation, All County Letter No. 05-32", State of California Department of Social Services, http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/getinfo/acl07/pdf/07-33.pdf

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