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Economic Security
|Webinar
This John Burton Advocates for Youth webinar shares the results of a project to increase foster youth utilization of state and federal tax credits, stimulus checks, and tax rebates. The webinar covers the benefits of tax filing for TAY and what it takes to operate a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site dedicated to current and former foster youth.
Last Updated Aug 25, 2022
Economic Security
|Publication
This publication includes the findings of a six-county pilot project led by John Burton Advocates for Youth (JBAY) to ensure current and former foster youth receive state and federal tax credits and stimulus payments accessible by filing taxes. The purpose of the publication is to document the impact of tax filing on foster youth and to offer guidance to inform the implementation of the newly established state Foster Youth Tax Credit.
Last Updated Aug 24, 2022
Economic Security
|Fact Sheet
The 2022-23 California state budget includes ongoing funding, championed by Governor Gavin Newsom, State Controller Betty T. Yee, and Senator Anna Caballero to establish a refundable tax credit of up to $1,000 for current and former foster youth. Information about this investment is included in budget trailer bill, SB 201, and budget bill SB 154.
Last Updated Jul 28, 2022
Health
|Fact Sheet
The 2021-22 California state budget includes ongoing funding, championed by Assemblymember Blanca Rubio and Senator Melissa Hurtado to establish a monthly expectant parent payment for foster youth prior to giving birth, add new health and education information to court reports and establish annual state reporting to ensure foster youth receive reproductive and sexual health information and services. Information about these investments is included in the Public Social Services budget trailer bill, AB 153 and the Human Services budget trailer bill AB 172, summarized in this document.
Last Updated Jul 12, 2022
Economic Security
|Publication
The purpose of this guide is to walk you through the process of filing your taxes from beginning to end for free with the support of myfreetaxes.org and TaxSlayer, the IRS free filing site.
Last Updated Jun 7, 2022
Health
|Tools and Toolkits
The Expectant Parent Payment (EPP) is intended to support pregnant foster youth and improve pregnancy and birth outcomes, promote birth readiness, promote maternal and child health, and help prevent child abuse and neglect. The funds may be used to meet the specialized needs of pregnant minors or nonminor dependents, and to properly prepare for the needs of the infant.
Last Updated May 24, 2022
Housing & Homelessness
|Webinar
This web seminar marks the release of a report analyzing how Round 2 of the Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) program is serving youth and offering recommendations for policymakers and local jurisdictions.
Last Updated Apr 21, 2022
Economic Security
|Tools and Toolkits
In 2022, JBAY is expanding the Burton Book Fund into an entirely new program, The Burton Critical Needs and Opportunity Fund which will provide direct assistance to youth across California. In this toolkit you will find a timeline for the program, fact sheets, and a roster of participating organizations.
Last Updated Apr 20, 2022
Economic Security
|Fact Sheet
Please join us in supporting the Burton Critical Needs and Opportunity Fund
Last Updated Apr 6, 2022
Economic Security
|Fact Sheet
This fact sheet contains information regarding a new program that JBAY will be introducing for 2022-2023. This fact sheet is designed for the campuses and programs that have been invited to participate in this pilot year.
Last Updated Mar 31, 2022
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