what is extended foster care?(also known as ab12)

Extended Foster Care or AB12 is a law that allows foster youth to receive extended services after age 18 and until age 21. 

The goal of AB12 is to provide foster youth with a safety net of support while experiencing independence in a secure and supervised living environment. This extended time can assist the youth in becoming better prepared for successful transition into adulthood and self-sufficiency through education and employment training.​

To find out more information about Extended Foster Care, speak with your social worker or contact the CPS Independent Living Program. 


CPS Independent Living Program 
925 Del Paso Boulevard Suite 500
Sacramento, Ca  95815 | Map
Business Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Telephone: (916) 874-9308

Video about AB12