In Your Corner is part of a comprehensive opioid initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Started in 2018, In Your Corner implemented an education and awareness initiative to reduce stigma, a major barrier to accessing treatment for youth in extended foster care.
In Your Corner worked with ACCMA to convene a Task Force comprised of representing county government agencies, non-profit organizations, and others working with youth in extended foster care. The Task Force sought to identify gaps and needs regarding services for youth in extended foster care in Alameda County. The Task Force partners developed a report highlighting recommendations and considerations for improving these services: