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  • The Ohio YAB's Top Five Asks came directly from the voices of Ohio youth from multiple counties and their proposed Action Steps in terms of making youth goals a reality
  • The Ohio YAB's Top Five Asks came directly from the voices of Ohio youth from multiple counties and their proposed Action Steps in terms of making youth goals a reality
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    • 1. Ohio Youth Advisory Board We exist to be the knowledgeable statewide voice that influences policies and practices that affect all youth who have or will experience out of home care.
    • 2. 2012-2013 Ohio YAB Strategic PlanAdvocacy Area VisionEducation Expand advocacy to include middle/high school as well as college Ask ODJFS Mentoring Program re: special emphasis on educationWorkforce Connect current/former foster youth with employment opp’s MCWIC Rule Review re: Agency PoliciesFinance/Resources Establish Independent Living Clearinghouse with hands-on activities that are likely to engage and prepare youth Promote use of existing resources (TANF-IL, YAB, WIA, IDA’s)Housing Follow-up on Housing Partnership Forum  Implementation Promote partnerships; communicate re: Best PracticesLegislation Opportunities to advocate include sibling visitation (Sen. Kearney)Youth Voice in Court Allies: Ohio Supreme Court, Ohio CASA, and Ohio Bar AssociationYAB Development Regional outreach to train youth and adults Seek partnering organizations to assist in ongoing development
    • 3. Top Five Asks from ODJFSAsk from Ohio YAB Outcome1.)ODJFS to fund an annual Youth $7,500Conference2.) Regional Aftercare Coordinators Two new positions to support Independent Living and Transition Services; will also support Ohio Reach3.) Establish a Transitional Youth Will be convened by ODJFS in 2013Housing Task Force4.) TANF Independent Living Will be continued in SFY13, and more targetedAllocation in purpose5.) Two-part Website Development ODJFS funding and staff-support; Ohio YAB willPlan have complete ownership over content
    • 4. 2012 Youth Conference
    • 5. Additional Information

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