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Aug 26, 2010 1:03 PM by Ariel Wesler

New state legislation could help local kids in foster care

New state legislation could benefit foster kids in Santa Barbara County. Child Welfare Services says there are 550-600 foster kids in Santa Barbara County and currently, they can only stay in foster care until they turn 18.

Child Welfare officials say many of those kids are often sent out into the real world without the necessary skills to be successful.

If Assembly Bill 12 passes, it would give agencies the option to keep foster kids in the system until they turn 21.

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