Foster Youth Services
The Shasta County Office of Education (SCOE) Foster Youth Services program and the Local Interagency Network for Children and Family Services (LINCS) program was developed in 2001 to serve students in foster care. LINCS integrates community resources for families and provides children opportunities for real permanence; promotes a safe, stable, healthy, nurturing environment enabling children to flourish and become independent, productive adults making responsible choices.
Assembly Bill 490, signed into law in 2004, and other more recent legislation, mandates certain provisions including requiring school districts to designate a foster youth liaison, provide timelines for school enrollment and student record transfers, and build advocacy with foster youth. We have provided resources for districts, foster parents and foster youth.