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This act augments existing foster care placement practices to ensure educational consistency and contiguity of schooling for children enrolled in municipal foster care institutions. This act requires foster care placement professionals to take into account schooling stability when placing children in foster care environments.
Creates a healthy food zone around schools by regulating the location of fast food restaurants and mobile food vendors.
Legislative findings in support of the Healthy Food Zone Model Ordinance
This policy brief discusses the problem of lower voter turnout in municipal and county elections. The brief discusses possible causes for this issue such as low voter engagement, a lack of community grounding, and the absence of viable political options. The brief proposes solutions to this problem including the enfranchisement of new voters and the public finance of local elections.
The Children\\\'s Amendment is Section 16.108 of the San Francisco City Charter: requires the Children\\\'s Fund to be used exclusively to provide services for children ages 0-17; establishes that eligible services for the Children\\\'s Fund are childcare, recreation, after-school, arts, health, workforce readiness, youth empowerment, violence prevention, educational enrichment, and family support; establishes a three-year planning cycle for use of the Children\\\'s Fund, requiring a Community Needs Assessment and a Children\\\'s Services Allocation Plan. Significant community participation is required in the development of these documents; establishes a Children\\\'s Fund Citizen\\\'s Advisory Committee, consisting of 15 members appointed by the Mayor, for the purpose of advising the Department of Children, Youth & Their Families and the Mayor, regarding the use of the Fund.
This act removes restrictions on attorneys and other legal professionals representing clients from reporting suspicions of child abuse and neglect which arise in the course of legal proceedings. This act requires attorneys and legal professionals to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect where they would otherwise be limited by attorney-client confidentiality statutes.
This act extends adoption subsidies and guardian rights and responsibilities to children in adoptive homes through the age of 21. This act also expands the possible provisions of post-adoption contracts and reduces incidence of unnecessarily contentious litigation of post-adoption contracts.
This policy brief examines several case studies depicting how school districts have aligned diverse state and federal funding to increase the quality and capacity of after school programs.